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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS 
JUSTICE BUILDING 
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 



To The Honorable, The Chief Justice of 
The Supreme Court of North Carolina 

Submitted herewith is the Twelfth Annual Report of the Administrative Office of the Courts. 
This Report, prepared pursuant to G.S. 7A-343, relates to calendar year 1977. 



BERT M. MONTAGUE 

Director 



CONTENTS 

Introduction v 

THE APPELLATE DIVISION 

The Supreme Court 1 

The Court of Appeals 2 

THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

Map of Judicial Divisions and Districts 3 

The Superior Court Division 5 

Total Cases Added and Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1973-1977 5 

Total Cases Pending in Superior Courts, 1973-1977 6 

Utilization of Scheduled Superior Court, 1973-1977 6 

Superior Court Civil Dockets 7 

Civil Cases Added and Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1973-1977 9 

Civil Cases Pending in Superior Courts, 1973-1977 9 

Distribution among the Counties of Civil Cases Pending in Superior 

Courts on December 31, 1977 10 

Ten Counties with Largest Dockets of Civil Cases Pending in Superior 

Courts on December 31, 1977 10 

Civil Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1977 11 

Ratios of Civil Cases Disposed of to Total Caseload and of Civil 

Cases Pending to Cases Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1977 15 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Civil Cases Disposed of in 

Superior Courts, 1977 19 

Ages of Civil Cases Pending in Superior Courts on December 31, 1977 25 

Utilization of Superior Court Civil Terms, 1977 31 

Estate Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of before Clerks of Superior 

Court, 1977 33 

Special Proceedings Pending, Added, and Disposed of before Clerks of 

Superior Court, 1977 37 

Superior Court Criminal Dockets 41 

Criminal Cases Added and Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1973-1977 43 

Criminal Cases Pending in Superior Courts, 1973-1977 44 

Distribution among the Counties of Criminal Cases Pending in Superior 

Courts on December 31, 1977 45 

Ten Counties with Largest Dockets of Criminal Cases Pending in Superior 

Courts on December 31, 1977 45 

Percent of Superior Court Criminal Filings Appealed from District 

Courts, 1977 46 

Felony Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1977 47 

Misdemeanor Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of in Superior 

Courts, 1977 51 

Ratios of Criminal Cases Disposed of to Total Caseload and of Criminal 

Cases Pending to Cases Disposed of in Superior Courts, 1977 55 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Felony Cases Disposed of in 

Superior Courts, 1977 59 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Misdemeanor Cases Disposed of 

in Superior Courts, 1977 65 



Ages of Felony Cases Pending in Superior Courts on December 31, 1977 71 

Ages of Misdemeanor Cases Pending in Superior Courts on December 31, 1977 77 

Utilization of Superior Court Criminal Terms, 1977 83 

THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

The District Court Division 85 

Total Cases Added and Disposed of in District Courts, 1973-1977 86 

Total Cases Pending in District Courts, 1973-1977 87 

Total Days of District Court Held, 1973-1977 88 

Days of Court Held at Each Seat of District Court, 1977 89 

District Court Civil Dockets 93 

Civil Cases Added and Disposed of in District Courts, 1973-1977 94 

Civil Cases Pending in District Courts, 1973-1977 95 

Distribution among the Counties of Civil Cases Pending in District 

Courts on December 31, 1977 96 

Ten Counties with Largest Dockets of Civil Cases Pending in District 

Courts on December 31, 1977 96 

Civil Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of in District Courts, 1977 97 

Civil Cases Disposed of in District Courts, by Manner of Disposition, 1977 101 

Ratios of Civil Cases Disposed of to Total Caseload and of Civil Cases 

Pending to Cases Disposed of in District Courts, 1977 105 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Civil Cases Disposed of in District 

Courts, 1977 109 

Ages of Civil Cases Pending in District Courts on December 31, 1977 115 

Juvenile Proceedings 117 

Offenses and Conditions Alleged in Juvenile Petitions in District 

Courts, 1977 118 

Juvenile Adjudicatory Hearings in District Courts, 1977 122 

District Court Criminal Dockets 127 

Criminal Cases Added and Disposed of in District Courts, 1973-1977 128 

Criminal Cases Pending in District Courts, 1973-1977 129 

Distribution among the Counties of Criminal Cases Pending in District 

Courts on December 31, 1977 130 

Ten Counties with Largest Dockets of Criminal Cases Pending in 

District Courts on December 31, 1977 130 

Motor Vehicle Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of in District 

Courts, 1977 131 

Non-Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases Pending, Added, and Disposed of in 

District Courts, 1977 135 

Ratios of Criminal Cases Disposed of to Total Caseload and of Criminal 

Cases Pending to Cases Disposed of in District Courts, 1977 139 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Motor Vehicle Cases Disposed of in 

District Courts, 1977 143 

Time from Filing to Disposition of Non-Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases 

Disposed of in District Courts, 1977 149 

Ages of Motor Vehicle Cases Pending in District Courts on December 31, 1977 155 



Ages of Non-Motor Vehicle Criminal Cases Pending in District Courts 

on December 31, 1977 161 

District Court Activity in Motor Vehicle and Small Claim Cases, 1977 167 

ORGANIZATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, FISCAL AND DIRECTORY INFORMATION 

The North Carolina Court System 171 

The Judicial Planning Committee 173 

The North Carolina Judicial Council in 1977 174 

The Judicial Standards Commission in 1977 175 

Judicial Department Educational Activity in 1977 176 

Judicial Department Appropriation from General Fund, 1976-1977 178 

Judicial Department Exenditures, 1976-1977 179 

Cost and Case Data on Representation of Indigents, 1976-1977 180 

Assigned Counsel — Number of Cases and Expenditures, 1975-1976 and 

1976-1977 182 

Judicial Department Receipts, 1976-1977 186 

Amounts of Fees, Fines and Forfeitures Collected and Distributed, 

1976-1977 187 

Directories (as of December 31, 1977) 189 

The Judicial Council 190 

The Judicial Standards Commission 191 

Superior Court Judges 192 

Officers of the Conference of Superior Court Judges 194 

District Court Judges 195 

Officers of the Conference of Chief District Court Judges and the 

North Carolina Association of District Court Judges 198 

District Attorneys and Assistants 199 

Officers of the District Attorneys Association 201 

Public Defenders and Assistants 202 

Special Counsel at Mental Hospitals 202 

Clerks of Superior Court 203 

Officers of the Association of Clerks of Superior Court 204 



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INTRODUCTION 

A new system for reporting case statistics from the clerks of superior court to the Administrative 
Office of the Courts was explained in the Introduction to last year's Annual Report. Under that 
system, which was implemented on October 1, 1976, each case which is filed in a trial court is 
reported by individual case number, along with date of filing and other identifying information, to the 
Administrative Office of the Courts; and each case disposed of is similarly reported. (Juvenile 
petitions are not reported by case number and this is the one category of cases not included in the 
present statistical reporting system.) 

Upon receipt of the case data in the Administrative Office of the Courts, the data is keyed to 
magnetic computer tape; and computer time is purchased from the State Department of 
Administration's Computer Center, to process the data and to produce a variety of periodic reports. 
Currently, these reports are produced at the end of each quarter and are cumulative throughout the 
calendar year, with the last quarter reports constituting the annual data for that year. Copies of these 
reports, for the relevant counties and judicial districts, are furnished to the clerks of superior court, 
superior court and district court judges, and to the district attorneys. 

During 1977 a total of 1,447,758 cases of all types were reported filed in North Carolina's superior 
and district courts. By category, the numbers filed ranged from 10,401 civil cases in the superior 
courts, to 721,048 criminal cases (traffic offenses) in the State's district courts. Each of the State's 100 
counties contributed a portion of these filings, ranging from a total of 1,021 in Graham to 113,354 in 
Mecklenburg County. 

During 1977 a total of 1,391,769 civil and criminal cases were disposed of in the State's district and 
superior courts. In terms of category, the numbers ranged from 9,447 civil cases disposed of by the 
superior courts, to 696,421 criminal cases (traffic offenses) disposed of in the State's district courts. 
Each of the State's 100 counties contributed a portion of these case dispositions, ranging from a total 
of 898 in Graham County, to 103,621 in Mecklenburg County. 

The combined total of case filings and case dispositions during 1977. for the entire State, was 
2,839,527. This was the total number of individual case numbers (with accompanying other data 
elements) reported to the Administrative Office of the Courts by the 100 clerks of superior court. 

For record-keeping and statistical reporting in 1977 (by individual case number) purposes, there 
are five major case categories at the superior court level and five at the district court level. These are 
listed below, with the numbers of filings and dispositions during 1977. 



Superior Courts 

Superior Court Criminal (Felony) 

Superior Court Civil 

Superior Court Criminal 
(Misdemeanor Appeals) 

Special Proceedings 

Estates 

Totals 



Filings 


Dispositions 


29,584 


28,819 


10,401 


9,447 


21,680 


21,168 


27,156 


26,888 


31,742 


29,222 


20,563 


115,544 



District Courts 

District Court Criminal (motor 
vehicle offenses) 

District Court Criminal (other) 

General Civil 

Domestic Relations 

Small Claims 

Totals 

Grand Totals 



721,048 

361,492 

37,220 

46,996 

160,439 

1,327,195 

1,447,758 



696,421 

347,039 

35,906 

43,138 

153,721 

1,276,225 

1,391,769 



There is a very considerable difference in the time and amount of court resources required for the 
various categories of cases. The largest volume, by far, is district court criminal (motor vehicle 
offenses). Yet, in relative terms, this category of cases required the least in time and court resource of 
all case categories. Sixty percent of this category (414,721 of the 696,421 motor vehicle cases) was 
disposed of on a plea of guilty and waiver of court appearance; and more than eighty percent of the 
remainder (227,579 cases out of 281,700) was disposed of within 90 days in the district courts. 
Furthermore, only six percent of all criminal cases tried in the district courts was appealed to the 
superior courts. 

Although a distinct pattern of time and court resource required may emerge for a category of 
cases, individual cases within the category can and do vary substantially from the overall pattern. For 
example, an individual misdemeanor case tried in superior court on a plea of not guilty may take two 
or three days to try as compared with a half day or less for most such cases. A major felony case may 
be disposed of on a plea of guilty in less than an hour in the superior court, in contrast with a several- 
day pattern for most such cases. The point is, courts exist to do justice, under law, in each individual 
case — not just to process cases according to some broad category pattern. Therefore, any individual 
case has the possibility of proceeding along a path through the court system that may require either 
little or no court resource, or a great deal of the time and effort of the courts at various levels. 

The question may be asked, what is the definition of a "case" for court purposes, and is, or should, 
there be any different definition for purposes of statistical reporting on court cases? 

Under North Carolina law, a criminal case is an action by or in the name of the State against one or 
more defendants, charging one or more criminal offenses. Statutes as well as an extensive body of 
case law deal with joinder of offenses and defendants for purposes of a criminal trial. To be included 
or joined in a single case, different offenses must be related; and for two or more defendants to be 
joined in a single case for trial they must have been involved in the same act or transaction, and it 
must appear that the joinder will not be prejudicial to the rights of either defendant in obtaining a fair 
trial. Rulings on joinder or severance of defendants or offenses are within the sound discretion of the 
trial judge. (State v. Alford, 289 N.C. 372 (1976); Section 15A-926, North Carolina General Statutes) 

A civil case is an action pertaining to the personal or property rights of one or more parties. 
Whether joinder of claims and remedies or joinder of parties is proper in a given case is a matter of 
law, determined by the presiding trial judge in accordance with relevant statutes and case law. 
(Section 1A-1, Rules 18 and 19, North Carolina General Statutes) 

If a trial court has dealt with a matter as a "case" in the court, then it is in fact a "case" in that court; 
and any determination of procedural error in that case can only be made by an appellate court on 
appeal. 

It necessarily follows that accurate statistical reporting of court "cases" in North Carolina is a 
reporting of what actually occurred in North Carolina courts. If the court in question dealt with a 
particular matter as a "case" in that court, then that is precisely what it was — a case — and should be 
so reported. In the context of court administration and in the context of counting "court cases", it is, 
for example, immaterial whether a given criminal case had one defendant or several defendants, 
involved one criminal charge or several charges, required no trial court time to process — because a 
guilty plea was entered and right to appearance in court was waived — or required six weeks to try 
before a jury. In each such instance, the court treated the matter as a case; and accurate statistical 
reporting of court cases will require precisely the same treatment. 

As a final word in this Introduction, it is pertinent to emphasize a point which was made in the 
Introduction to last year's Annual Report: our present system of data reporting, although vastly 
improved since October, 1976, falls far short of being a full-fledged, up-to-date "computerized 
system", which is very much needed for North Carolina's courts. We still have a manual case data 
reporting system. All of the data on the close to three million case filings and dispositions in 1977 had 
to be entered on paper in the clerks' offices in the 100 North Carolina counties, and a great volume of 
paper was transmitted weekly to Raleigh. 

Efforts are still going forward, with the assistance of LEAA grant funding, to develop a full-fledged 
EDP system for North Carolina courts. This is being done in the hope, and with the expectation, that 
State appropriations will be available in the future to maintain and operate a highly efficient and 
effective EDP system for North Carolina courts. 

May, 1978 

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THE APPELLATE DIVISION 
THE SUPREME COURT 

One hundred and fifty opinions were filed by the Supreme Court in 1977. Of the total, 58 were civil 
and 92 were criminal cases. Thirty-one percent (18 opinions) of the civil appeals were affirmed and 
fifty-nine percent (54 opinions) of the criminal appeals were affirmed. In the remaining cases, the 
Supreme Court modified or reversed the decisions from which the appeals were taken. Of the total 
number of appeals, 41 were decisions in which the Supreme Court granted a discretionary review, the 
remaining 109 were appeals as of right. As reported in the North Carolina Reports, the court disposed 
of 319 petitions for discretionary review and five motions to reconsider. 



JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT 

Chief Justice 
SUSIE SHARP 



Associate Justices 

I. BEVERLY LAKE DAN K. MOORE 

JOSEPH W. BRANCH J. WILLIAM COPELAND 

J. FRANK HUSKINS JAMES G. EXUM, JR. 



Retired Justices 

J. WILL PLESS, JR. 

WILLIAM H. BOBBITT, C.J. 

CARLISLE W. HIGGINS 

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THE COURT OF APPEALS 

In 1977 the Court of Appeals disposed of 846 appeals. The Court filed 785 written opinions during 
the year (covering 787 appeals). Of the 785 written opinions, 484 were in criminal cases and 301 were 
in civil cases, including appeals from the Insurance Commissioner, the Industrial Commission and the 
Utilities Commission. In addition, the Court disposed of 1,169 motions and petitions in 1977. 



JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS 

Chief Judge 
WALTER E. BROCK 



Judges 

DAVID M. BRITT EDWARD B. CLARK 

NAOMI E. MORRIS GERALD ARNOLD 
FRANK M. PARKER BURLEY B. MITCHELL, JR. 1 

ROBERT A. HEDRICK JOHN WEBB 2 

EARL W. VAUGHN RICHARD C. ERWIN 1 
ROBERT M. MARTIN 



Retired Judges 

RAYMOND B. MALLARD, C.J. 
HUGH B. CAMPBELL 



Appointed 2 December 1977 and took office 7 December 1977. 
Appointed 2 December 1977 and took office 21 December 1977. 
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THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

Total case activity in the superior courts during 1977, compared with total case activity during the 
preceding four years, is depicted in the graphs which follow. There was a slight decrease in total 
filings — 61,665 in 1977 as compared with 63,321 in 1976. There was, however, an increase in the total 
number of dispositions — 59,434 in 1977 as compared with 58,789 in 1976. The number of cases 
pending at the end of 1977 was 35,314, as compared with 33,083 at the end of 1976, an increase of 
6.7%. 



TOTAL CASES ADDED AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 

80,000 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 



64,424 



61,773 



63,321 



61,665 



59,434 




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DISPOSED OF: 



TOTAL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 
40,000 



35,000 



30,000 



25,000 



35,314 




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1974 

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1976 

1977 



UTILIZATION OF SCHEDULED SUPERIOR COURT 
(For Years, 1973-1977) 



No. Days 
Scheduled 



9,542V 2 
9,846 
11,525 
11,268 
11,673% 



No. Days 


% of Scheduled 


Held 


Days Held 


7,716 


80.9% 


7,763 1 / 2 


78.8% 


9,143 


79.3% 


8,897i/2 


78.9% 


9,143 


78.3% 



The total number of days of superior court scheduled in 1977 was 11,673V2, compared with 11,268 
in 1976. There was also an increase in the total number of days of court held, 9,143 in 1977 as 
compared with 8,897'/? in 1976. For all 100 counties, the percentage of scheduled days of court held in 
1977 was 78.3%, compared with 78.9% in 1976. 



SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DOCKETS 

The flow of civil cases through the Superior Courts is depicted in the two graphs which show the 
numbers of cases added and disposed of during 1977 and the four preceding years and the numbers of 
cases pending at the end of 1977 and the four preceding years. There were 373 fewer civil cases filed 
in Superior Court in 1977 than in 1976, while the number of dispositions changed slightly — 9,447 in 
1977 compared to 9,391 in 1976, an increase of one-half of one percent. There was a 6.5% increase in 
the number of cases pending at the end of the year — 15,606 at the end of 1977, compared to 14,652 at 
the end of 1976. The distribution of the pending cases among the counties is illustrated in the table 
following the graphs, which shows a relatively stable pattern over the five-year span, as does the table 
on the ten counties with the largest numbers of pending cases: all ten appeared on this table in the 
1976 Annual Report. 

Data on civil case activity during 1977, in each of the counties and judicial districts, is then 
presented in tables showing: (1) cases pending, added and disposed of; (2) the ratios of dispositions to 
total caseload and of pending cases to dispositions; (3) the time from filing to disposition of cases on 
which superior court action was completed during the year; (4) the ages of the cases pending at the 
end of the year; and (5) the utilization of scheduled superior court civil sessions. 

The second of these tables provides an expanded format, compared with what has been published 
in previous annual reports, for presenting ratios of dispositions to total caseload and of pending cases 
to dispositions. The ratio of dispositions to caseload varies considerably among the 100 counties, 
ranging from 18.3% in Warren County to 65.1% in Robeson County. The Statewide ratio of dispositions 
to total caseload is 37.4%. 

Data on elapsed time from filing to disposition of civil superior court cases is appearing for the first 
time in this annual report. These statistics are now available due to the revised case reporting system 
( implemented on October 1, 1976), which was explained in the 1976 Annual Report. The data in this 
new table show that 51.6% of the Superior Court civil cases disposed of during 1977 had been pending 
less than one year, and 79.3% had been pending less than two years. On the surface, this would seem 
to indicate that civil cases move through the superior courts in a quite expeditious manner. These 
figures, however, must be viewed in the light of the fact that only a small portion of the civil cases 
filed go to jury trial: as the data on the cases disposed of in 1977 show, only 531 (5.6%) of the 9,447 
cases were disposed of by jury trial and 3,343 (35.4%) by judges, leaving 59% disposed of by other 
means. These other means include out-of-court settlements; judgments for plaintiffs in cases where 
there is no answer to the complaint; non-suits taken by the plaintiff, etc. Moreover, not all cases 
disposed of by judges do go to trial. Among judge dispositions are cases dismissed or judgments 
entered on motions before there is any hearing on the facts of the substantive issues in dispute. 

The table on ages of civil cases pending in the superior courts as of December 31, 1977, must be 
considered to obtain an accurate perspective of the flow of civil cases in the superior courts. This 
table shows that 8,017 cases (51.5% of the total number pending) have been pending for one year or 
more, and 3,825 civil cases (almost one-fourth of all pending civil cases) have been pending in the 
superior courts for two years or more, with 862 civil cases (5.6% of the total) pending for four years or 
more. By comparison, at the end of 1976 only 6,873 cases (46.8% of the total) had been pending for 
one year or more, and 3,042 cases (20.7%) had been pending for two years or more. Thus, the 
statistical picture on ages of pending cases at the end of 1977 is less favorable than it was at the end of 
1976. 

As indicated in the 1976 Annual Report, in comments on the ages of civil cases pending in the 
superior courts, if neither of the parties involved in a civil case is interested in having the case put on 
the trial calendar, it will not likely be calendared. This, rather than non-availability of court resources, 
probably explains the numbers of long-pending civil cases. The following observation, contained in 
the 1976 Annual Report, bears repeating: 

"From the standpoint of an efficiently functioning court system, it can be said that there is 
always an underlying public interest in assuring that cases of all types are disposed of 
promptly, consistent with the nature of the case and the rights of the parties involved. In 
civil matters, it is obvious that the court system (and thus the public interest) is not well 
served by having any such matter carried as an open, pending case for several years simply 
because the parties in such a case permit or tolerate this to occur because of disinterest or 
inattention. At the least, such cases clutter the records and give an erroneous picture of the 
real workload confronting the court system." 

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As noted in last year's annual report, there is no official or generally recognized time standard for 
the disposition of civil cases in the superior courts. Perhaps, ideally, the superior courts should be 
able to dispose of any civil case within six months after it is filed. Or, perhaps it would be more 
realistic and in keeping with the developments in most civil cases to suggest that a civil case — absent 
unusual circumstances — should be disposed of within a year after the case is filed. 

If a one-year standard were applied to the civil cases pending as of December 31, 1977, it is obvious 
that one would conclude that there is a substantial backlog of civil cases in our superior courts, with 
51.5% of the total number pending for more than one year; applying a two-year standard would place 
almost 25% of the total (3,825 out of a total of 15,606) in a "backlog" status. 

However, no specific conclusions are expressed at this time as to what should be an appropriate 
time-standard for the disposition of superior court civil cases. This is a matter which deserves the 
further attention of court officials, members of the practicing bar, and interested members of the 
public. 

Finally, information is presented in this section of the annual report on estates cases and special 
proceedings, matters which are filed before the clerk of the superior court in each of the 100 counties. 
(Special proceedings before the clerks include such matters as petitions on foreclosures, involuntary 
commitments to mental hospitals, adoptions, condemnations of real property for public purposes, 
incompetency of persons to manage their personal financial affairs. The clerk's rulings are appealable 
to the superior court judge.) 

The tables on estates cases and special proceedings show the numbers of cases pending, added and 
disposed of during the year and the ratio of dispositions to the total caseload. During 1977, a total of 
31,742 estates cases were filed, compared to a total of 27,582 filed during 1976, with a total of 29,222 
disposed of during 1977 compared with 26,425 during 1976. There was a 5.8% increase in the number 
of estates cases pending at the end of the year — 46, 150 at the end of 1977 compared to 43,630 at the 
end of 1976. 

As for special proceedings during 1977, the total filed was 27,156, a decrease from the 28,254 filed 
during 1976. A total of 26,888 special proceedings were disposed of during 1977 compared with 
29,468 during 1976. The number of special proceedings pending at the end of 1977 was 20,601, 
compared with 20,333 at the end of 1976. 



CIVIL CASES ADDED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



20,000 



15,000 



1973 



oooo 






10,065 


" 8,758 " 


10.919 


-i) 222 - 


10,774 


_ 9,391 _ 


10,401 


9,447 






8,490 


7,897 










-1 










5,000 













1974 



1475 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



ADDED: 



DISPOSED OF: 



CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



25,000 



20,000 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 



5,606 




1973 



1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



DISTRIBUTION OF PENDING SUPERIOR COURT 
CIVIL CASES AMONG THE COUNTIES 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



Number of 


Less than 


Cases 


50 


Number of 




Counties & 




Year: 1973 


41 


1974 


42 


1975 


37 


1976 


40 


1977 


36 



50-100 

27 

25 
30 

21 
24 



101-200 

19 

21 
18 

27 
28 





Over 


1-500 


500 


9 


4 


7 


5 


9 


6 


6 


6 


6 


6 



TEN COUNTIES WITH LARGEST SUPERIOR COURT 
CIVIL DOCKETS PENDING AT YEAR END 



County 

*Mecklenburg 

*Wake 

*Guilford 

*Durham 

*Forsyth 

*Buncombe 

*Gaston 

*Cumberland 

*New Hanover 

*Wayne 

STATE MEAN 

*Counties that were listed in this table in the 1976 Annual Report. 



ending 

1/1/77 


Filed 


Disposed of 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Ratio (%) of 

Dispositions 

to Filings 


1,876 


1,387 


964 


2,299 


69.5% 


1,353 


864 


814 


1,403 


94.2% 


1,082 


699 


619 


1,162 


88.6% 


952 


376 


446 


882 


118.6% 


716 


568 


482 


802 


84.9% 


597 


339 


353 


583 


104.1% 


384 


399 


316 


467 


79.2% 


361 


281 


269 


373 


95.7% 


228 


206 


149 


285 


72.3% 


266 


170 


153 


283 


90.0% 


145 


104 


93 


156 


89.4% 



10 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 













1977 Case 


Dispositions 






Increase/ 




















Decrease 




Pending 


Cases 


Total 








Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District I 


1/1/77 


Filed, 1977 


Caseload 


Jury 


Judge 


Other D 


ispositions 


12/31/77 


Cases 


Camden 


7 


10 


17 


1 





5 


6 


1 1 


+ 4 


Chowan 


32 


14 


46 


1 


12 


11 


24 


22 


- 10 


Currituck 


31 


15 


46 





6 


21 


27 


19 


- 12 


Dare 


76 


55 


131 





11 


25 


36 


95 


+ 19 


Gates 


15 


8 


23 





6 


4 


10 


13 


- 2 


Pasquotank 


53 


)6 


89 





13 


32 


4^ 


44 


9 


Perquimans 


13 


6 


19 





4 


5 


9 


10 


- 3 


District Totals 


227 


144 


371 


2 


52 


1(0 


157 


214 


- 13 


District 2 




















Beaufort 


94 


53 


147 


1 


12 


22 


35 


112 


+ 18 


Hyde 


13 


8 


21 





3 


1 


4 


17 


+ 4 


Martin 


27 


33 


60 


2 


10 


14 


26 


34 


+ 7 


Tyrrell 


3 


7 


10 








2 


2 


8 


+ 5 


Washington 


19 


24 


43 





3 


8 


11 


32 


+ 13 


District Totals 


156 


125 


281 


3 


28 


47 


78 


203 


+ 47 


District 3 




















Carteret 


130 


87 


217 


5 


21 


67 


93 


1 24 


6 


Craven 


177 


III 


288 


9 


58 


68 


135 


153 


- 24 


Pamlico 


23 


15 


38 





6 


7 


13 


25 


+ 2 


Pitt 


153 


L40 


293 


6 


36 


94 


136 


157 


+ 4 


District Totals 


483 


353 


836 


20 


121 


236 


377 


459 


- 24 


District 4 




















Duplin 


48 


48 


96 


1 


9 


17 


27 


69 


+ 21 


Jones 


21 


15 


36 





3 


6 


9 


27 


+ 6 


Onslow 


111 


93 


204 


8 


16 


45 


69 


L35 


+ 24 


Sampson 


78 


79 


157 


1 


19 


4JS 


68 


89 


+ 11 


District Totals 


258 


235 


493 


10 


47 


116 


173 


320 


+ 62 


District 5 




















New Hanover 


228 


206 


434 


9 


40 


100 


L49 


285 


+ 57 


Pender 


40 


41 


81 


2 


14 


19 


35 


46 


+ 6 


District Totals 


268 


247 


515 


11 


54 


119 


184 


331 


+ 63 


District 6 




















Bertie 


50 


24 


74 





7 


8 


is 


59 


+ 9 


Halifax 


83 


ss 


141 





11 


35 


46 


95 


+ 12 


Hertford 


35 


53 


88 


1 


8 


14 


23 


65 


+ 30 


Northampton 


46 


21 


67 





II 


17 


2S 


39 


- 7 


District Totals 


214 


156 


370 


1 


37 


74 


112 


258 


+ 44 


District 7 




















Edgecombe 


75 


54 


!2 l > 


6 


12 


22 


40 


89 


+ 14 


Nash 


196 


121 


317 


5 


53 


57 


115 


202 


+ 6 


Wilson 


171 


110 


281 


8 


24 


45 


77 


204 


+ 33 


District Totals 


442 


285 


727 


19 


89 


124 


232 


495 


+ 53 



II 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 













1977 Cas 


l> Dispositions 






Increase/ 












Decrease 




Pending 


Cases 


Total 








Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 8 


1/1/77 


Filed, 1977 


Caseload 


Jury 


Judge 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/77 


Cases 


Greene 


19 


24 


43 


3 


5 


12 


20 


23 


+ 4 


Lenoir 


158 


KM) 


258 


4 


23 


53 


SO 


178 


+ 20 


Wayne 


266 


170 


436 


1 


72 


SO 


153 


283 


+ 17 


District Totals 


443 


294 


737 


8 


100 


145 


253 


484 


+ 41 


District 9 




















Franklin 


75 


36 


111 





15 


20 


35 


76 


+ 1 


Granville 


58 


20 


78 





11 


22 


33 


45 


- 13 


Person 


46 


34 


so 


1 


17 


11 


29 


51 


+ 3 


Vance 


122 


53 


175 





17 


34 


51 


124 


+ 2 


Warren 


55 


16 


71 





6 


7 


13 


SS 


+ 3 


District Totals 


356 


159 


515 


ll 


6ft 


94 


161 


354 


- 2 


District 10 





















Wake 



1,353 



864 



2,217 



53 



303 



458 



814 



1,403 



+ 50 



District 11 

Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 



162 


67 


229 


4 


21 


45 


70 


159 


- 3 


140 


114 


254 


12 


31 


72 


lis 


139 


- 1 


101 


58 


159 


6 


21 


38 


65 


94 


- 7 


403 


239 


642 


22 


73 


155 


250 


392 


- 11 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 



361 


2SI 


642 


7 


110 


152 


26 l > 


373 


+ 12 


s 


12 


20 





2 


3 


5 


13 


4- 7 


urn 


293 


662 


7 


112 


155 


274 


388 


+ 19 



District 13 

Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 



27 


39 


66 


2 


s 


7 


17 


49 


+ 22 


143 


58 


201 


1 


27 


30 


58 


143 





172 


70 


242 


2 


38 


33 


73 


169 


- 3 


342 


167 


509 


5 


73 


70 


148 


361 


+ 19 



District 14 
Durham 



952 



376 



1,328 



21 



23 



402 



446 



882 



70 



District 15A 



Alamance 



162 



145 



307 



81 



86 



174 



133 



- 29 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



49 


35 


84 





12 


22 


34 


so 


4- 1 


174 


94 


268 


4 


39 


39 


82 


186 


+ 12 


223 


129 


352 


4 


51 


61 


116 


236 


+ 13 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



IDS 


124 


2.^2 


7 


81 


63 


151 


SI 


- 27 


22 


20 


42 


1 


6 


19 


26 


16 


6 


130 


144 


274 


8 


87 


82 


177 


97 


- 33 



12 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 













1977 Case 


Dispositions 






Inci 
Det 


■ease/ 












:rease 




Pending 


Cases 


Total 








Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 17 


1/1/77 


Filed, 1977 


Caseload 


Jury 


Judge 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/77 


Cases 


Caswell 


9 


11 


20 


1 





5 


6 


14 


+ 


5 


Rockingham 


131 


no 


241 


11 


34 


75 


120 


121 


- 


10 


Stokes 


27 


19 


46 


2 


7 


14 


23 


23 


- 


4 


Surry 


103 


113 


216 


5 


9 


73 


87 


124 


+ 


26 


District Totals 


270 


253 


523 


19 


50 


167 


236 


287 


+ 


17 


District 18 






















Guilford 






















Greensboro 


820 


557 


1,377 


24 


138 


324 


491 


886 


+ 


66 


High Point 


262 


142 


404 


9 


48 


71 


128 


276 


+ 


14 


District Totals 


1,082 


699 


1,781 


33 


186 


400 


619 


1,162 


+ 


80 


District 19 






















Cabarrus 


141 


109 


250 


5 


26 


44 


73 


175 


+ 


34 


Montgomery 


17 


20 


37 





6 


11 


17 


20 


+ 


3 


Randolph 


123 


123 


246 


13 


44 


63 


120 


126 


+ 


3 


Rowan 


81 


130 


211 


1 


32 


69 


102 


104 


+ 


28 


District Totals 


362 


382 


744 


n 


108 


187 


314 


430 


+ 


68 


District 20 






















Anson 


69 


38 


107 


3 


13 


13 


24 


78 


+ 


9 


Moore 


76 


56 


132 


1 


22 


27 


50 


82 


+ 


6 


Richmond 


62 


4K 


110 


2 


11 


23 


36 


74 


+ 


12 


Stanly 


56 


52 


108 


2 


13 


27 


42 


66 


+ 


10 


Union 


106 


79 


185 


6 


30 


55 


91 


94 


- 


12 


District Totals 


369 


273 


642 


14 


89 


145 


248 


394 


+ 


25 


District 21 























Forsyth 



716 



568 



1,284 



19 



159 



304 



482 



District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 



14 


2H 


47 


1 


16 


12 


29 


18 


- 1 


171 


94 


265 


24 


49 


^2 


125 


140 


- 31 


20 


23 


43 





5 


14 


14 


24 


+ 4 


113 


131 


264 


2 


58 


95 


155 


109 


- 4 


323 


296 


619 


27 


128 


173 


328 


29 1! 


- 32 



District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 



14 


13 


32 


3 


5 


10 


is 


14 


- 5 


13 


25 


38 





4 


4 


8 


30 


+ 17 


82 


128 


210 


5 


36 


65 


106 


104 


+ 22 


48 


35 


83 


3 


14 


26 


43 


40 


- 8 


62 


201 


363 


11 


59 


105 


175 


188 


+ 26 



District 24 

Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



37 


27 


64 


1 


10 


17 


28 


36 


- 1 


26 


30 


56 


4 


7 


19 


30 


26 





39 


IK 


57 


6 


12 


16 


34 


23 


- 16 


77 


62 


139 





23 


35 


58 


si 


+ 4 


10 


17 


27 


1 


1 


12 


14 


13 


+ 3 


189 


154 


343 


12 


53 


99 


164 


179 


- 10 



13 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 













1977 Case I 


Hspositions 






Inci 
Dec 


rease/ 












:rease 




Pending 


Cases 


Total 








Total 


Pending 


in Pending 


District 25 


1/1/77 


Filed, 1977 


Caseload 


Jury 


Judge 


Other 


Dispositions 


12/31/77 


Cases 


Burke 


190 


142 


332 


13 


60 


67 


140 


192 


+ 


2 


Caldwell 


176 


96 


272 


8 


67 


75 


150 


122 


- 


54 


Catawba 


213 


178 


391 


5 


92 


110 


207 


184 


- 


24 


District Totals 


579 


416 


995 


26 


219 


252 


497 


498 


— 


81 


District 26 






















Mecklenburg 


1,876 


1,387 


3,263 


66 


300 


598 


964 


2,299 


+423 


District 27 






















Cleveland 


96 


89 


185 


2 


41 


59 


102 


S3 


- 


13 


Gaston 


384 


399 


783 


36 


109 


171 


316 


467 


+ 


83 


Lincoln 


43 


59 


102 


3 


11 


34 


48 


54 


+ 


11 


District Totals 


523 


547 


1,070 


41 


161 


264 


466 


604 


+ 


81 


District 28 






















Buncombe 


597 


339 


936 


21 


159 


173 


353 


583 


- 


14 


District 29 






















Henderson 


207 


JS4 


291 





68 


36 


104 


187 


- 


20 


McDowell 


41 


2H 


69 


1 


19 


10 


30 


39 


- 


2 


Polk 


23 


19 


42 





13 


6 


19 


23 







Rutherford 


80 


so 


1 36 


12 


2 l > 


35 


76 


60 


- 


20 


Transylvania 


48 


35 


83 


2 


20 


9 


31 


S2 


■+- 


4 


District Totals 


399 


222 


621 


15 


149 


96 


260 


361 




38 


District 30 






















Cherokee 


52 


19 


71 





9 


11 


20 


51 


- 


1 


Clay 


3 


9 


12 


l 


3 


3 


7 


5 


+ 


2 


Graham 


15 


11 


26 


1 


6 


7 


14 


12 


- 


3 


Haywood 


106 


93 


199 





46 


17 


63 


136 


+ 


30 


Jackson 


121 


78 


199 


3 


25 


16 


44 


155 


+ 


34 


Macon 


90 


74 


164 


1 


l l ) 


21 


41 


123 


+ 


33 


Swain 


37 


25 


62 





IK 


8 


26 


36 


- 


1 


District Totals 


424 


309 


733 


6 


126 


83 


215 


518 


+ 


94 



STATE TOTALS 



14,652 



10,401 



25,053 



531 



3,343 



5,573 



9,447 



15,606 



+954 



14 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 


District 1 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


17 


6 


35.3% 


11 


6 


183.3% 


62 


Chowan 


46 


24 


52.2% 


22 


24 


91.7% 


16 


Currituck 


46 


27 


58.7% 


19 


27 


70.4% 


5 


Dare 


131 


36 


27.5% 


95 


36 


263.9% 


85 


Gates 


23 


10 


43.5% 


13 


10 


130.0% 


is 


Pasquotank 


89 


45 


50.6% 


44 


45 


97.8% 


19 


Perquimans 


19 


9 


47.4% 


10 


9 


111.1% 


26 


District Totals 


371 


157 


42.3% 


214 


157 


136.3% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


147 


35 


23.8% 


112 


35 


320.0% 


94 


Hyde 


21 


4 


19.0% 


17 


4 


425.0% 


99 


Martin 


60 


26 


43.3% 


34 


26 


130.8% 


39 


Tyrrell 


10 


2 


20.0% 


8 


2 


400.0% 


98 


Washington 


43 


11 


25.6% 


32 


II 


290.9% 


90 


District Totals 


281 


78 


27.8% 


203 


78 


260.3% 




District 3 
















Carteret 


217 


93 


42.9% 


124 


93 


133.3% 


42 


Craven 


288 


135 


46.9% 


153 


135 


113.3% 


29 


Pamlico 


38 


13 


34.2% 


25 


13 


192.3% 


66 


Pitt 


293 


136 


46.4% 


157 


136 


115.4% 


31 


District Totals 


836 


377 


45.1% 


459 


377 


121.8% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


96 


27 


28.1% 


69 


2 1 


255.6% 


84 


Jones 


36 


9 


25.0% 


11 


9 


300.0% 


93 


Onslow 


204 


69 


33.8% 


135 


69 


195.7% 


67 


Sampson 


157 


68 


43.3% 


89 


68 


130.9% 


in 


District Totals 


493 


173 


35.1% 


320 


173 


185.0% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


434 


149 


34.3% 


285 


14" 


191.3% 


65 


Pender 


■SI 


35 


■ 43.2% 


46 


35 


131.4% 


41 


District Totals 


515 


184 


35.7% 


331 


184 


179.9% 




District 6 
















Bertie 


74 


15 


20.3% 


59 


15 


393.3% 


97 


Halifax 


141 


46 


32.6% 


95 


46 


206.5% 


70 


Hertford 


88 


23 


26.1% 


65 


23 


282.6% 


88 


Northampton 


67 


28 


41.8% 


39 


28 


139.3% 


47 


District Totals 


370 


112 


30.3% 


258 


112 


230.4% 





* Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1977 plus the number filed during 1977. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. 
The county ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to 
dispositions during 1977, etc. 



IS 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 





Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County Ranking 
on Ratios 


District 7 
















Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 


129 
317 
281 

727 


40 
115 

77 
232 


31.0% 
36.3% 
27.4% 
31.9% 


89 

202 
2(M 
495 


40 
115 

77 
232 


222.5% 
175.7% 
264.9% 
213.4% 


73 
59 
86 


District 8 
















Greene 

Lenoir 

Wayne 

District Totals 


43 

258 
436 
737 


20 

SO 

153 

253 


46.5% 
31.0% 
35.1% 
34.3% 


23 
178 
283 
484 


20 

80 

153 

253 


115.0% 
222.5% 
185.0% 
191.3% 


30 
74 
63 


District 9 
















Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


III 
78 
so 

175 
71 

515 


35 
33 
29 
51 
13 
161 


31.5% 

42.3% 
36.3% 
29.1% 
18.3% 
31.3% 


76 
45 
si 

124 
58 

354 


35 
33 
29 
51 
13 
161 


217.1% 
136.4% 
175.9% 
243.1% 
446.2% 
219.9% 


72 
43 
60 
81 
100 


District 10 

















Wake 



2,217 



814 



36.7% 



1,403 



814 



172.4% 



58 



District II 



Harnett 


229 


70 


30.6% 


159 


70 


227.1% 


76 


Johnston 


254 


115 


45.3% 


139 


115 


120.9% 


53 


Lee 


159 


65 


40.9% 


94 


65 


144.6% 


49 


District Totals 


642 


250 


38.9% 


392 


250 


156.8% 




District 12 
















Cumberland 


(.42 


269 


41.9% 


$73 


269 


138.7% 


46 


Hoke 


20 


5 


25.0% 


15 


5 


300.0% 


92 


District Totals 


662 


274 


41.4% 


388 


274 


141.6% 




District 13 
















Bladen 


66 


17 


25.8% 


49 


17 


288.2% 


89 


Brunswick 


201 


58 


2S.M",. 


143 


58 


246.6% 


82 


Columbus 


242 


73 


30.2% 


169 


73 


231.5% 


77 


District Totals 


509 


148 


29.0% 


361 


148 


243.9% 




District 14 
















Durham 


1,328 


446 


33.6% 


882 


446 


197.8% 


68 


District ISA 

















Alamance 



307 



174 



56.7% 



133 



174 



76.4% 



16 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 



District 15B 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County Ranking 
on Ratios 


Chatham 
Orange 
District Totals 


M 
268 
352 


34 

82 

116 


40.5% 
30.6% 
33.0% 


50 
186 
236 


34 

82 

116 


147.1% 
226.8% 
203.4% 


50 

75 


District 16 
















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 


232 

42 
274 


151 

177 


65.1% 
61.9% 
64.6% 


81 
16 

97 


151 
26 

177 


53.6% 
61.5% 
54.8% 


1 
2 


District 1 7 
















Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 


20 

241 

46 

216 

523 


6 

120 

23 

87 

236 


30.0% 
49.8% 
50.0% 
40.3% 
45.1% 


14 
121 

21 
129 
287 


6 

120 

23 

87 

236 


233.3% 
100.8% 
100.0% 
148.3% 
121.6% 


79 
22 
21 

52 


District 18 
















Guilford 
Greensboro 
High Point 
District Totals 


1,377 

404 

1,781 


491 
128 
619 


35.7% 
31.7% 
34.8% 


886 

276 

1,162 


491 
128 
619 


180.4% 
215.6% 
187.7% 


64 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


250 

37 
246 

211 

744 


75 

17 

12(1 

102 

314 


30.0% 
45.9% 
48.8% 
48.3% 
42.2% 


175 
20 
126 
109 
430 


75 

17 

120 

102 

314 


233.3% 
1 17.6% 
105.0% 
106.9% 
136.9% 


78 
32 
24 

25 


District 20 
















Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


1(17 
132 
110 
108 
L85 
642 


29 
50 
36 
42 
91 
248 


27.1% 
37.9% 
32.7% 
38.9% 
49.2% 
38.6% 


78 
82 
74 
66 
94 
394 


29 
50 
36 
42 
91 
248 


269.0% 
164.0% 
205.6% 
157.1% 
103.3% 
158.9% 


87 
54 
69 

53 
2?^ 


District 21 

















Forsyth 



1,284 



482 



37.5% 



802 



482 



166.4% 



56 



District 22 
















Alexander 


47 


29 


61.7% 


18 


29 


62.1% 


3 


Davidson 


265 


125 


47.2% 


140 


125 


112.0% 


27 


Davie 


43 


19 


44.2% 


24 


19 


126.3% 


35 


Iredell 


264 


155 


58.7% 


109 


155 


70.3% 


6 


District Totals 


619 


328 


48.1% 


291 


328 


88.7% 





17 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 




Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


District 23 
















Alleghany 


32 


18 


56.3% 


14 


18 


77.8% 


9 


Ashe 


38 


8 


21.1% 


30 


8 


375.0% 


96 


Wilkes 


210 


106 


50.5% 


104 


106 


98.1% 


20 


Yadkin 


83 


43 


51.8% 


40 


43 


93.0% 


18 


District Totals 


363 


175 


48.2% 


188 


175 


107.4% 




District 24 
















Avery 


64 


28 


43.8% 


36 


28 


128.6% 


36 


Madison 


56 


JO 


53.6% 


26 


30 


86.7% 


14 


Mitchell 


57 


34 


59.6% 


23 


34 


67.6% 


4 


Watauga 


L39 


58 


41.7% 


81 


58 


139.7% 


48 


Yancey 


27 


11 


51.9% 


n 


It 


92.9% 


17 


District Totals 


343 


164 


47.8% 


179 


164 


109.1% 




District 25 
















Burke 


332 


1 10 


42.2% 


192 


140 


137.1% 


44 


Caldwell 


272 


150 


55.1% 


122 


150 


81.3% 


11 


Catawba 


391 


207 


52.9% 


184 


207 


88.9% 


15 


District Totals 


995 


497 


49.9% 


498 


497 


100.2% 




District 26 
















Mecklenburg 


3,263 


964 


29.5% 


2,299 


964 


238.5% 


80 


District 27 
















Cleveland 


185 


102 


55.1% 


83 


102 


81.4% 


12 


Gaston 


783 


316 


40.4% 


467 


316 


147.8% 


51 


Lincoln 


102 


48 


47.1% 


54 


48 


112.5% 


28 


District Totals 


1,070 


466 


43.6% 


604 


466 


129.6% 




District 28 
















Buncombe 


936 


353 


37.7% 


583 


353 


165.2% 


55 


District 29 
















Henderson 


291 


104 


35.7% 


187 


KM 


179.8% 


61 


McDowell 


69 


30 


43.5% 


39 


30 


130.0% 


37 


Polk 


42 


19 


45.2% 


23 


19 


121.1% 


34 


Rutherford 


136 


76 


55.9% 


60 


76 


78.9% 


10 


Transylvania 


83 


31 


37.3% 


52 


31 


167.7% 


57 


District Totals 


621 


260 


41.9% 


361 


260 


138.8% 




District 30 
















Cherokee 


71 


20 


28.2% 


51 


20 


255.0% 


83 


Clay 


12 


7 


58.3% 


5 


7 


71.4% 


7 


Graham 


2(> 


II 


53.8% 


12 


II 


85.7% 


13 


Haywood 


199 


63 


31.7% 


136 


63 


215.9% 


71 


Jackson 


199 


II 


22.1% 


155 


44 


352.3% 


95 


Macon 


164 


II 


25.0% 


123 


41 


300.0% 


91 


Swain 


62 


26 


41.9% 


36 


26 


138.5% 


45 


District Totals 


733 


215 


29.3% 


518 


215 


240.9% 





STATE TOTALS 



24,948 



9,342 



37.4% 



15,606 



9,342 



167.1% 



18 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To 6 Yrs 


6 Years 
To 10 Yrs 


10 Yeai 
To 20 Y 


6 




4 
66.7% 




2 
33.3% 












24 






2 


5 


4 


3 


1 


4 


5 








8.3% 


20.8% 


16.7% 


12.5% 


4.2% 


16.7% 


20.8% 


27 


1 


3 


5 


7 


5 


3 


2 


1 






3.7% 


11.1% 


18.5% 


25.9% 


18.5% 


11.1% 


7.4% 


3.7% 




36 


5 


7 


3 


6 


4 


10 




1 






13.9% 


19.4% 


8.3% 


16.7% 


11.1% 


27.8% 




2.8% 




10 






1 
10.0% 


3 

30.0% 


5 
50.0% 




1 

10.0% 






45 


2 


9 


5 


7 


16 


6 










4.4% 


20.0% 


11.1% 


15.6% 


35.6% 


13.3% 








9 




2 


1 


2 


3 


1 












22.2% 


11.1% 


22.2% 


33.3% 


11.1% 








1S7 


8 


25 


17 


32 


37 


23 


4 


6 


5 




5.1% 


15.9% 


10.8% 


20.4% 


23.6% 


14.6% 


2.5% 


3.8% 


3.2% 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



35 


4 
11.4% 


4 
11.4% 


6 

17.1% 


11 

31.4% 


7 
20.0% 


2 

5.7% 


1 

2.9% 


4 


1 

25.0% 






3 

75.0% 








26 

2 


1 

3.8% 


7 
26.9% 


2 
7.7% 


7 
26.9% 


4 
15.4% 


2 

7.7% 


2 

7.7% 


1 
50.0% 


1 

50.0% 












11 


1 
9.1% 


3 

27.3% 


1 

9.1% 


2 
18.2% 


2 
18.2% 


2 
18.2% 




78 


8 
10.3% 


15 

19.2% 


9 

11.5% 


23 

29.5% 


13 

16.7% 


6 

7.7% 


3 

3.8% 



3.8% 



I 

1.3% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 
% of Total 



93 


2 

2.2% 


8 

8.6% 


21 

22.6% 


20 
21.5% 


22 
23.7% 


16 
17.2% 


1 
1.1% 


3 

3.2% 


135 


12 

8.9% 


12 

8.9% 


14 

10.4% 


27 
20.0% 


26 
19.3% 


23 
17.0% 


2 
1.5% 


19 
14.1% 


13 




4 
30.8% 


1 

7.7% 


3 

23.1% 


1 

7.7% 


3 

23.1% 


1 

7.7% 




136 


6 

4.4% 


27 
19.9% 


16 

11.8% 


32 
23.5% 


28 
20.6% 


21 
15.4% 


3 

2.2% 


3 

2.2% 


377 


20 

5.3% 


51 

13.5% 


52 
13.8% 


82 
21.8% 


77 
20.4% 


63 

16.7% 


7 
1.9% 


25 

6.6% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



27 


3 
11.1% 


6 

22.2% 


4 

14.8% 


1 
3.7% 


7 
25.9% 


6 

22.2% 








9 


1 

11.1% 




2 
22.2% 


2 
22.2% 


4 

44.4% 










69 


4 
5.8% 


14 

20.3% 


14 

20.3% 


5 

7.2% 


19 
27.5% 


8 
11.6% 


4 
5.8% 




1 

1.4% 


68 


4 

5.9% 


22 
32.4% 


9 
13.2% 


6 
8.8% 


19 

27.9% 


4 

5.9% 


1 
1.5% 


3 

4.4% 




173 


12 

6.9% 


42 

24.3% 


29 

16.8% 


14 

8.1% 


49 

28.3% 


18 
10.4% 


5 
2.9% 


3 

1.7% 


1 
0.6% 



19 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-90 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yrs 



149 


7 
4.7% 


31 

20.8% 


11 
7.4% 


26 
17.4% 


43 

28.9% 


21 
14.1% 


7 
4.7% 


2 

1.3% 


1 

0.7% 


35 


1 

2.9% 


2 
5.7% 


1 

2.9% 


7 
20.0% 


10 

28.6% 


7 
20.0% 


4 
11.4% 


3 
8.6% 




184 


8 

4.3% 


33 

17.9% 


12 

6.5% 


33 

17.9% 


53 

28.8% 


28 

15.2% 


11 

6.0% 


5 
2.7% 


1 

0.5% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



15 




2 
13.3% 


3 
20.0% 


4 
26.7% 


6 

40.0% 










46 


1 

2.2% 


3 
6.5% 


7 
15.2% 


11 
23.9% 


9 
19.6% 


8 
17.4% 


2 

4.3% 


4 

8.7% 


1 

2.2% 


23 


4 
17.4% 


6 
26.1% 


1 

4.3% 


3 
13.0% 


5 
21.7% 


3 
13.0% 


1 

4.3% 






28 


2 

7.1% 


3 
10.7% 


1 

3.6% 


8 
28.6% 


3 
10.7% 


5 
17.9% 




6 
21.4% 




12 


7 
6.3% 


14 

12.5% 


12 

10.7% 


26 

23.2% 


23 

20.5% 


16 

14.3% 


3 
2.7% 


10 

8.9% 


1 

0.9% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



40 
115 

77 
232 



1 

2.5% 

5 
4.3% 

5 

6.5% 

II 

4.7% 



3 

7.5% 

14 
12.2% 

21 
27.3% 

38 



10 
25.0% 

18 
15.7% 

10 
13.0% 

38 



11 
27.5% 

31 
27.0% 

10 
13.0% 

52 



10 
25.0% 

27 
23.5% 

15 
19.5% 

52 



16.4% 16.4% 22.4% 22.4% 



5 
12.5% 

14 
12.2% 

14 
18.2% 

33 
14.2% 



6 

5.2% 

2 
2.6% 

8 
3.4% 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



20 


2 
10.0% 


3 
15.0% 


3 
15.0% 


1 

5.0% 


8 
40.0% 


2 
10.0% 


1 

5.0% 


80 


3 
3.8% 


9 
11.3% 


16 
20.0% 


22 
27.5% 


21 
26.3% 


9 
11.3% 




153 


6 

3.9% 


28 
18.3% 


25 
16.3% 


35 

22.9% 


37 
24.2% 


19 

12.4% 


3 

2.0% 


253 


11 

4.3% 


40 

15.8% 


44 

17.4% 


58 
22.9% 


66 

26.1% 


30 
11.9% 


4 

1.6% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



35 


1 

2.9% 


3 

8.6% 


4 
11.4% 


9 

25.7% 


6 

17.1% 


12 
34.3% 


33 


1 

3.0% 


1 

3.0% 


3 
9.1% 


8 
24.2% 


6 

18.2% 


8 
24.2% 


29 


2 
6.9% 


6 
20.7% 


1 

3.4% 


9 
31.0% 


11 
37.9% 




51 


7 
13.7% 


3 

5.9% 


7 
13.7% 


3 
5.9% 


18 
35.3% 


11 

21.6% 


13 


1 

7.7% 


2 
15.4% 


1 

7.7% 


3 
23.1% 


3 
23.1% 


3 
23.1% 


161 


12 

7.5% 


15 

9.3% 


16 

9.9% 


32 
19.9% 


44 

27.3% 


34 

21.1% 



3 
9.1% 



1 

2.0", 



4 

2.5% 



2 
6.1% 



1 

2.0% 



3 

1.9% 



3.0% 



1 
0.6% 



20 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-90 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yrs 



814 37 120 103 

4.5% 14.7% 12.7% 



147 

18.1% 



174 204 

21.4% 25.1% 



24 

2.9% 



5 
0.6% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



70 


4 

5.7% 


10 

14.3% 


115 


5 
4.3% 


24 
20.9% 


65 


2 

3.1% 


7 
10.8% 


250 


11 

4.4% 


41 
16.4% 



5 14 17 13 5 
7.1% 20.0% 24.3% 18.6% 7.1% 

11 15 34 25 1 

9.6% 13.0% 29.6% 21.7% 0.9% 

6 11' 10 17 12 
9.2% 16.9% 15.4% 26.2% 18.5% 

22 40 61 55 18 

8.8% 16.0% 24.4% 22.0% 7.2% 



2 
2.9% 



2 
0.8% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



269 


14 
5.2% 


22 
8.2% 


28 
10.4% 


53 
19.7% 


76 
28.3% 


67 
24.9% 


7 
2.6% 


2 

0.7% 


5 


1 

20.0% 


1 

20.0% 


2 
40.0% 






1 
20.0% 






274 


15 

5.5% 


23 

8.4% 


30 
10.9% 


53 

19.3% 


76 

27.7% 


68 

24.8% 


7 
2.6% 


2 
0.7% 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



17 


1 
5.9% 


2 
11.8% 


2 
11.8% 


5 
29.4% 


5 
29.4% 


2 
11.8% 




58 


3 

5.2% 


4 

6.9% 


11 

19.0% 


9 

15.5% 


21 

36.2% 


9 
15.5% 


1 

1.7% 


73 


1 

1.4% 


6 

8.2% 


5 
6.8% 


14 

19.2% 


22 
30.1% 


23 

31.5% 


2 
2.7% 


148 


5 
3.4% 


12 

8.1% 


18 

12.2% 


28 

18.9% 


48 

32.4% 


34 

23.0% 


3 

2.0% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



446 19 55 44 47 78 39 80 11 73 

4.3% 12.3% 9.9% 10.5% 17.5% 8.7% 17.9% 2.5% 16.4% 



District 15 A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



174 16 26 24 47 40 18 3 

9.2% 14.9% 13.8% 27.0% 23.0% 10.3% 1.7% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



54 


5 
14.7% 


10 

29.4% 


2 
5.9% 


4 
11.8% 


8 
23.5% 


4 
11.8% 




1 
2.9% 


82 


3 

3.7% 


5 
6.1% 


16 
19.5% 


18 
22.0% 


3 

28.0% 


16 

19.5% 


1 

1.2% 




116 


8 

6.9% 


15 

12.9% 


18 

15.5% 


22 
19.0% 


31 

26.7% 


20 

17.2% 


1 

0.9% 


1 

0.9% 



21 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total I*ss Than 30-90 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yrs 



151 


53 
35.1% 


5 
3.3% 


16 
10.6% 


35 
23.2% 


22 
14.6% 


17 
11.3% 


2 

1.3% 


1 

0.7% 


26 


11 

42.3% 


3 
11.5% 


1 

3.8% 


4 

15.4% 


6 
23.1% 


1 

3.8% 






177 


64 

36.2% 


8 

4.5% 


17 

9.6% 


39 

22.0% 


28 
15.8% 


18 

10.2% 


2 
1.1% 


1 
0.6% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



6 






2 
33.3% 


2 
33.3% 


1 
16.7% 


1 

16.7% 






120 


2 
1.7% 


14 
11.7% 


10 
8.3% 


33 
27.5% 


47 
39.2% 


13 
10.8% 


1 

0.8% 




23 


2 
8.7% 




4 
17.4% 




13 

56.5% 


2 
8.7% 


2 

8.7% 




87 


6 

6.9% 


12 

13.8% 


3 
3.4% 


26 
29.9% 


30 
34.5% 


8 

9.2% 


1 
1.1% 


1 
1.1% 


216 


10 

4.2% 


26 
11.0% 


19 

8.1% 


61 

25.8% 


91 

38.6% 


24 

10.2% 


4 

1.7% 


1 
0.4% 



District 18 

Guilford 
Greensboro 

% of Total 
High Point 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



489 


22 

4.5% 


76 
15.5% 


no 


8 
6.2% 


26 
20.0% 


619 


30 


102 



53 92 131 100 

10.8% 18.8% 26.8% 20.4% 

13 22 34 21 

10.0% 16.9% 26.2% 16.2% 

66 114 165 121 



4.8% 



16.5% 



10.7% 



18.4% 



26.7% 



19.5% 



11 

2.2% 


3 
0.6% 


1 

0.2% 


4 

3.1% 


2 
1.5% 




15 

2.4% 


5 
0.8% 


1 

0.2% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



75 


5 
6.7% 


13 

17.3% 


5 
6.7% 


14 

18.7% 


24 
32.0% 


13 

17.3% 


1 

1.3% 




17 




1 

5.9% 


4 
23.5% 


5 
29.4% 


1 

5.9% 


4 

23.5% 


2 

11.8% 




I2() 


8 
6.7% 


25 
20.8% 


12 
10.0% 


20 
16.7% 


36 
30.0% 


14 

11.7% 


2 
1.7% 


3 

2.5% 


102 


8 

7.8% 


20 
19.6% 


14 
13.7% 


34 
33.3% 


21 
20.6% 


3 

2.9% 


2 
2.0% 




314 


21 

6.7% 


59 

18.8% 


35 

11.1% 


73 
23.2% 


82 
26.1% 


34 

10.8% 


7 
2.2% 


3 

1.0% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



29 


2 
6.9% 


1 
3.4% 


4 
13.8% 


5 
17.2% 


12 

41.4% 


4 
13.8% 


1 
3.4% 




50 


1 
2.0% 


8 
16.0% 


4 
8.0% 


8 
16.0% 


21 

42.0% 


8 
16.0% 






36 


1 
2.8% 


1 

2.8% 


7 
19.4% 


8 
22.2% 


14 
38.9% 


4 
11.1% 




1 

2.8% 


42 


1 
2.4% 


10 

23.8% 


5 
11.9% 


7 
16.7% 


11 
26.2% 


7 
16.7% 




1 
2.4% 


91 


11 
12.1% 


12 
13.2% 


8 
8.8% 


23 
25.3% 


25 
27.5% 


12 

13.2% 






24K 


16 

6.5% 


32 

12.9% 


28 
11.3% 


51 

20.6% 


83 

33.5% 


35 

14.1% 


1 

0.4% 


2 
0.8% 



22 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-90 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yrs 



482 44 97 66 87 143 

9.1% 20.1% 13.7% 18.0% 29.7% 



42 
8.7% 



2 
0.4% 



1 

0.2% 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



29 


1 

3.4% 


6 
20.7% 


6 
20.7% 


10 
34.5% 


4 
13.8% 


2 
6.9% 






125 


3 

2.4% 


8 
6.4% 


12 
9.6% 


10 
8.0% 


59 
47.2% 


18 
14.4% 


2 

1.6% 


13 
10.4% 


19 


3 

15.8% 


3 
15.8% 


2 
10.5% 


4 
21.1% 


3 

15.8% 


2 
10.5% 


1 
5.3% 


1 
5.3% 


155 


8 
5.1% 


25 
16.1% 


20 
12.9% 


51 

32.9% 


32 
20.6% 


18 
11.6% 


1 

0.6% 




328 


15 

4.6% 


42 

12.8% 


40 

12.2% 


75 
22.9% 


98 

29.9% 


40 

12.2% 


4 

1.2% 


84 
4.3% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



L8 




2 


4 


4 


5 


2 


1 








11.1% 


22.2% 


22.2% 


27.8% 


11.1% 


5.6% 




8 




1 


2 


1 


3 


1 










12.5% 


25.0% 


12.5% 


37.5% 


12.5% 






Km 


5 


17 


23 


35 


22 


4 








4.7% 


16.0% 


21.7% 


33.0% 


20.8% 


3.8% 






43 


1 


1 


9 


8 


18 


4 


1 


1 




2.3% 


2.3% 


20.9% 


18.6% 


41.9% 


9.3% 


2.3% 


2.3% 


175 


6 


21 


38 


48 


48 


11 


2 


1 




3.4% 


12.0% 


21.7% 


27.4% 


27.4% 


6.3% 


1.1% 


0.6% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



28 


1 
3.6% 


9 
32.1% 




4 
14.3% 


11 

39.3% 


3 
10.7% 




30 


2 

6.7% 


3 
10.0% 




12 
40.0% 


10 
33.3% 


3 
10.0% 




34 




5 
14.7% 




8 
23.5% 


6 
17.6% 


14 
41.2% 


1 

2.9% 


58 


4 
6.9% 


15 

25.9% 


8 
13.8% 


14 
24.1% 


11 
19.0% 


5 
8.6% 


1 
1.7% 


14 


1 

7.1% 


2 
14.3% 


1 
7.1% 


6 

42.9% 


3 
21.4% 


1 

7.1% 




64 


8 

4.9% 


34 

20.7% 


9 

5.5% 


44 

26.8% 


41 

25.0% 


26 

15.9% 


2 
1.2% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



140 


6 

4.3% 


21 
15.0% 


30 
21.4% 


50 
35.7% 


25 
17.9% 


8 

5.7% 






150 


7 
4.7% 


8 
5.3% 


10 

6.7% 


33 
22.0% 


48 
32.0% 


41 

27.3% 


2 
1.3% 


1 

0.7% 


207 


9 

4.3% 


26 
12.6% 


15 

7.2% 


24 
11.6% 


78 
37.7% 


51 

24.6% 


4 
1.9% 




497 


22 

4.4% 


55 
11.1% 


55 
11.1% 


107 

21.5% 


151 

30.4% 


100 

20.1% 


6 

1.2% 


1 
0.2% 



2^ 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF CIVIL CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-90 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



964 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yrs 



52 


142 


93 


173 


341 


139 


17 


5 


2 


5.4% 


14.7% 


9.6% 


17.9% 


35.4% 


14.4% 


1.8% 


0.5% 


0.2% 



District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



102 


3 

2.9% 


6 

5.9% 


10 
9.8% 


41 

40.2% 


32 
31.4% 


10 
9.8% 






316 


32 
10.1% 


36 

11.4% 


31 

9.8% 


57 
18.0% 


116 

36.7% 


40 

12.7% 


3 
0.9% 


1 
0.3% 


48 


6 

12.5% 


9 

18.8% 


12 

25.0% 


12 

25.0% 


9 

18.8% 








466 


41 

8.8% 


51 

10.9% 


53 

11.4% 


110 

23.6% 


157 
33.7% 


50 

10.7% 


3 
0.6% 


1 
0.2% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



353 14 40 30 61 128 78 2 

4.0% 11.3% 8.5% 17.3% 36.3% 22.1% 0.6% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



104 


5 
4.8% 


9 

8.7% 


10 
9.6% 


20 

19.2% 


35 
33.7% 


12 
11.5% 


30 


1 

3.3% 


3 
10.0% 


2 
6.7% 


8 
26.7% 


11 

36.7% 


5 
16.7% 


19 


2 
10.5% 


2 
10.5% 


1 

5.3% 


2 
10.5% 


3 

15.8% 


4 
21.1% 


76 


4 

5.3% 


16 
21.1% 


4 

5.3% 


25 
32.9% 


22 
28.9% 


4 
5.3% 


31 


1 

3.2% 


2 
6.5% 


5 
16.1% 


9 

29.0% 


10 

32.3% 


4 
12.9% 


260 


13 

5.0% 


32 

12.3% 


22 
8.5% 


64 

24.6% 


81 

31.2% 


29 

11.2% 



5 

26.3% 

1 

1.3% 



6 

2.3% 



12 1 

11.5% 1.0% 



12 

4.6% 



1 
0.4% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



20 
7 
14 
63 
44 
41 
26 
215 



2 
10.0% 



2 2 4 6 

10.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 



4 

6.3% 

3 9 

6.8% 20.5% 

3 8 

7.3% 19.5% 

6 

23.1% 

12 38 

5.6% 17.7% 



2 2 

28.6% 28.6% 

4 
28.6% 

7 



7 



2 

14.3% 

13 



2 
28.6% 

4 

28.6% 

20 



11.1% 11.1% 20.6% 31.7% 



4 6 10 

9.1% 13.6% 22.7% 

6 4 11 

14.6% 9.8% 26.8% 

2 3 5 

7.7% 11.5% 19.2% 19.2% 

23 32 58 34 

10.7% 14.9% 27.0% 15.8% 



3 
15.0% 

1 
14.3% 

2 
14.3% 

11 
17.5% 

5 
11.4% 

7 
17.1% 

5 



7.1% 

1 

1.6% 

7 

15.9% 

1 
2.4% 

4 

15.4% 

14 

6.5% 



1 
5.0% 



1 

7.1% 



1 

2.4% 

1 

3.8% 

4 
1.9% 



STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



9,447 576 1,344 1,082 1,875 2,617 1,470 263 118 100 

6.1% 14.2% 11.5% 19.8% 27.7% 15.6% 2.8% 1.2% 1.1% 



2-1 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

Dhtrirt I Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

LJlilrlLl ' Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yrs 

Camden 11 2 3 4 

% of Total 18.2% 27.3% 36.4% 

Chowan 22 2 2 6 6 

% of Total 9.1% 9.1% 27.3% 27.3% 

Currituck 19 1 3 2 2 4 

% of Total 5.3% 15.8% 10.5% 10.5% 21.1% 

Dare 95 5 8 12 15 32 

% of Total 5.3% 8.4% 12.6% 15.8% 33.7% 

Gates 13 2 2 3 3 

% of Total 15.4% 15.4% 23.1% 23.1% 

Pasquotank 44 2 6 5 9 13 

% of Total 4.5% 13.6% 11.4% 20.5% 29.5% 

Perquimans 10 13 4 

% of Total 10.0% 30.0% 40.0% 

District Totals 214 8 23 24 41 66 

% of Total 3.7% 10.7% 11.2% 19.2% 30.8% 

District 2 



Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



District 3 



Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 4 



Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1 

9.1% 


1 

9.1% 






1 
4.5% 


3 

13.6% 


1 

4.5% 


1 
4,5% 


5 
26.3% 




2 
10.5% 




16 

16.8% 


6 
6.3% 


1 
1.1% 




2 
15.4% 






1 

7.7% 


9 
20.5% 








2 
20.0% 








36 

16.8% 


10 

4.7% 


4 

1.9% 


2 
0.9% 



112 


5 
4.5% 


7 
6.3% 


13 

11.6% 


16 

14.3% 


30 

26.8% 


10 
8.9% 


16 

14.3% 


8 
7.1% 


7 
6.3% 


17 


1 

5.9% 




3 

17.6% 


3 
17.6% 


9 

52.9% 






1 
5.9% 




34 


4 
11.8% 


6 

17.6% 


5 
14.7% 


8 
23.5% 


7 
20.6% 


3 

8.8% 


1 

2.9% 






8 


1 
12.5% 






4 
50.0% 


3 
37.5% 










32 


3 
9.4% 


6 

18.8% 


4 

12.5% 


5 
15.6% 


7 
21.9% 


5 
15.6% 




2 

6.3% 




203 


14 

6.9% 


19 

9.4% 


25 
12.3% 


36 

17.7% 


56 

27.6% 


18 

8.9% 


17 
8.4% 


11 
5.4% 


7 
3.4% 



124 


5 
4.0% 


22 

17.7% 


8 

6.5% 


25 
20.2% 


39 
31.5% 


21 

16.9% 


3 
2.4% 


1 
0.8% 


153 


8 

5.2% 


20 
13.1% 


17 
11.1% 


33 
21.6% 


50 
32.7% 


24 
15.7% 




1 
0.7% 


25 


1 

4.0% 


2 
8.0% 


3 
12.0% 


4 
16.0% 


9 
36.0% 


3 
12.0% 




3 
12.0% 


157 


13 

8.3% 


17 
10.8% 


20 
12.7% 


37 
23.6% 


45 
28.7% 


17 
10.8% 


3 

1.9% 


5 
3.2% 


459 


27 
5.9% 


61 

13.3% 


48 

10.5% 


99 

21.6% 


143 

31.2% 


65 

14.2% 


6 

1.3% 


10 

2.2% 



69 


3 

4.3% 


9 
13.0% 


6 

8.7% 


17 
24.6% 


17 
24.6% 


8 
11.6% 




9 

13.0% 




27 


1 
3.7% 


2 

7.4% 


3 
11.1% 


8 
29.6% 


11 

40.7% 


2 
7.4% 








35 


10 

7.4% 


12 

8.9% 


18 
13.3% 


26 
19.3% 


34 

25.2% 


30 

22.2% 


1 

0.7% 


1 

0.7% 


3 

2.2% 


89 


3 

3.4% 


16 

18.0% 


13 

14.6% 


17 
19. 1% 


28 
31.5% 


10 
11.2% 


2 

2.2% 






.20 


17 
5.3% 


39 

12.2% 


40 

12.5% 


68 

21.3% 


90 

28.1% 


50 

15.6% 


3 

0.9% 


10 

3.1% 


3 
0.9% 



25 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

,-)•,•,£- Total Less Than 30-90 91-180 1S1 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

District J) Pending 30 Days Days Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yr 

New Hanover 

% of Total 
Pender 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 6 



Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 7 



Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 8 



285 


16 

5.6% 


33 

11.6% 


34 

11.9% 


72 
25.3% 


74 
26.0% 


50 
17.5% 


4 
1.4% 


2 
0.7% 


46 


1 

2.2% 


4 
8.7% 


21 
45.7% 


9 
19.6% 


2 
4.3% 


3 
6.5% 


3 
6.5% 


3 
6.5% 


331 


17 
5.1% 


37 
11.2% 


55 
16.6% 


81 

24.5% 


76 

23.0% 


53 
16.0% 


7 
2.1% 


5 
1.5% 



59 




2 

3.4% 


8 
13.6% 


11 
18.6% 


8 
13.6% 


12 
20.3% 


6 
10.2% 


6 
10.2% 


6 
10.2% 


95 


8 
8.4% 


9 

9.5% 


14 

14.7% 


15 

15.8% 


19 

20.0% 


19 
20.0% 


3 

3.2% 


5 
5.3% 


3 
3.2% 


65 


2 
3.1% 


19 
29.2% 


7 
10.8% 


14 
21.5% 


10 

15.4% 


9 
13.8% 


1 

1.5% 


3 

4.6% 




39 


1 

2.6% 


2 

5.1% 


3 

7.7% 


9 

23.1% 


9 
23.1% 


12 

30.8% 


2 
5.1% 


1 

2.6% 




258 


11 

4.3% 


32 

12.4% 


32 

12.4% 


49 
19.0% 


46 

17.8% 


52 
20.2% 


12 

4.7% 


15 

5.8% 


9 

3.5% 



89 


5 
5.6% 


3 
3.4% 


13 

14.6% 


15 
16.9% 


26 
29.2% 


18 
20.2% 


6 

6.7% 


3 
3.4% 




202 


6 

3.0% 


20 
9.9% 


15 

7.4% 


44 

21.8% 


33 
16.3% 


47 
23.3% 


24 
11.9% 


12 

5.9% 


1 

0.5% 


204 


5 

2.5% 


16 

7.8% 


25 
12.3% 


31 

15.2% 


38 
18.6% 


65 
31.9% 


13 

6.4% 


11 

5.4% 




495 


16 

3.2% 


39 

7.9% 


53 

10.7% 


90 

18.2% 


97 
19.6% 


130 

26.3% 


43 

8.7% 


26 

5.3% 


1 

0.2% 



Greene 23 

% of Total 
Lenoir 178 

% of Total 
Wayne 283 

% of Total 
District Totals 484 

% of Total 6.0% 8.3% 9.9% 16.3% 24.2% 22.3% 6.8% 4.3% 1.4% 0.4% 

District 9 



1 

4.3% 


5 
21.7% 


6 
26. 1% 


4 

17.4% 


1 

4.3% 


5 
21.7% 


1 
4.3% 








19 
0.7% 


12 

6.7% 


18 
10. 1% 


24 
13.5% 


47 
26.4% 


34 
19.1% 


10 
5.6% 


7 
3.9% 


5 
2.8% 


2 
1.1% 


9 

3.2% 


23 
8.1% 


24 
8.5% 


51 

18.0% 


69 

24.4% 


69 
24.4% 


22 
7.8% 


14 
4.9% 


2 
0.7% 




29 


40 


48 


79 


117 


108 


33 


21 


7 


2 



Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 10 



Wake 1,403 

% of Total 



76 


1 
1.3% 


9 
11.8% 


9 
11.8% 


13 
17.1% 


14 

18.4% 


27 
35.5% 


3 

3.9% 






45 


4 

8.9% 


1 

2.2% 


3 
6.7% 


7 
15.6% 


6 

13.3% 


11 
24.4% 


7 
15.6% 


4 

8.4"., 


2 

4.4% 


51 


1 
2.0% 


1 

2.0% 


12 

23.5% 


10 
19.6% 


19 
37.3% 


6 
11.8% 


1 
2.0% 


1 

2.0% 




124 


1 

0.8% 


9 

7.3% 


5 
4.0% 


23 
18.5% 


19 
15.3% 


17 

13.7% 


23 
18.5% 


27 
21.8% 




58 


1 

1.7% 


3 
5.2% 


2 
3.4% 


6 
10.3% 


7 
12.1% 


3 

5.2% 




36 
62.1% 




354 


8 
2.3% 


23 

6.5% 


31 

8.8% 


59 

16.7% 


65 

18.4% 


64 

18.1% 


34 

9.6% 


68 

19.2% 


2 
0.6% 



66 


114 


183 


264 


382 


356 


31 


7 


4.7% 


8.1% 


13.0% 


18.8% 


27.2% 


25.4% 


2.2% 


0.5% 



26 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To 6 Yrs 


6 Year 
To 10 Y 


159 


5 
3.1% 


9 

5.7% 


10 

6.3% 


21 

13.2% 


52 
32.7% 


56 

35.2% 


4 
2.5% 


2 
1.3% 


139 


3 

2.2% 


16 

11.5% 


20 
14.4% 


35 
25.2% 


36 

25.9% 


23 
16.5% 


4 
2.9% 


2 
1.4% 


44 


5 
5.3% 


7 
7.4% 


13 

13.8% 


12 

12.8% 


17 
18.1% 


22 
23.4% 


9 

9.6% 


9 

9.6% 


392 


13 


32 


43 


68 


105 


101 


17 


13 



Greater 



3.3% 



8.2% 11.0% 17.3% 26.8% 25.8% 



4.3% 



3.3% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



373 17 51 60 

4.6% 13.7% 16.1% 

15 4 3 

26.7% 20.0% 

388 17 55 63 

4.4% 14.2% 16.2% 



87 
23.3% 


90 

24.1% 


56 
15.0% 


12 

3.2% 


2 
13.3% 


6 

40.0% 






89 

22.9% 


96 

24.7% 


56 

14.4% 


12 

3.1% 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



44 


14 

28.6% 


12 

24.5% 


7 
14.3% 


4 

8.2% 


9 

18.4% 


3 
6.1% 








143 


2 
1.4% 


5 
3.5% 


17 
11.9% 


22 
15.4% 


43 
30.1% 


31 

21.7% 


17 
11.9% 


5 
3.5% 


1 

0.7% 


169 


4 
2.4% 


11 

6.5% 


12 

7.1% 


29 

17.2% 


53 
31.4% 


38 
22.5% 


7 
4.1% 


15 

8.9% 




361 


20 

5.5% 


28 

7.8% 


36 
10.0% 


55 
15.2% 


105 

29.1% 


72 
19.9% 


24 

6.6% 


20 

5.5% 


1 

0.3% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



882 



16 

1.6% 



34 

3.4% 



67 164 263 298 

6.8% 16.6% 27.2% 30.2% 



29 

5.7% 



11 
1.1% 



District 15 A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



133 6 16 17 33 30 25 

4.5% 12.0% 12.8% 24.8% 22.6% 18.8% 



2 
1.5% 



1 

0.8% 



1 

0.8% 



1.5% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



50 


1 

2.0% 


3 

6.0% 


4 

8.0% 


13 

26.0% 


21 

42.0% 


5 
10.0% 


2 

4.0% 


1 

2.0% 


186 


6 

3.2% 


16 

8.6% 


19 

10.2% 


33 
17.7% 


49 
26.3% 


56 
30.1% 


7 
3.8% 




236 


7 
3.0% 


19 

8.1% 


23 

9.7% 


46 

19.5% 


70 

29.7% 


61 

25.8% 


9 

3.8% 


1 
0.4% 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



81 


3 

3.7% 


16 

19.8% 


16 


1 
6.3% 


2 
12.5% 


97 


4 

4.1% 


18 

18.6% 



8 21 17 16 
9.9% 25.9% 21.0% 19.8% 

1 3 8 

6.3% 18.8% 50.0% 

9 21 20 24 
9.3% 21.6% 20.6% 24.7% 



1 

6.3% 

« 
1.0% 



27 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

District 17 „ To '.?' L ?5 s J rhan l 090 91-180 181 Days J Year 2 Years J Years 6 Years JO Years Greater 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 18 



ending 


30 Days 


Days 


Days 


To 1 Yr 


To 2 Yrs 


To 4 Yrs 


To 6 1 


14 


2 
14.3% 


1 

7.1% 


2 
14.3% 


5 
35.7% 


3 

21.4% 


1 

7.1% 




121 


13 

10.7% 


16 

13.2% 


16 

13.2% 


36 
29.8% 


32 
26.4% 


7 
5.8% 


1 

0.8% 


23 


1 

4.3% 


4 
17.4% 


6 
26. 1% 


3 
13.0% 


6 

26.1% 


3 

13.0% 




129 


16 

12.4% 


24 
18.6% 


17 
13.2% 


33 
25.6% 


28 
21.7% 


10 

7.8% 


1 

0.8% 


287 


32 
11.1% 


45 

15.7% 


41 

14.3% 


77 
26.8% 


69 

24.0% 


21 

7.3% 


2 
0.7% 



43 

4.9% 


66 

7.4% 


104 

11.7% 


196 

22.1% 


207 
23.4% 


220 

24.8% 


38 

4.3% 


9 
1.0% 


3 

0.3% 


17 
6.2% 


28 
10.1% 


20 
7.2% 


40 
14.5% 


56 
20.3% 


77 
27.9% 


21 
7.6% 


14 

5.1% 


3 
1.1% 


60 


94 


124 


236 


263 


297 


59 


23 


6 



Guilford 

Greensboro 886 

% of Total 
High Point 276 

% of Total 
District Totals 1,162 

% of Total 5.2% 8.1% 10.7% 20.3% 22.6% 25.6% 5.1% 2.0% 0.5% 

District 1<> 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 21 

Forsyth 802 31 85 91 179 184 173 41 17 1 

% of Total 3.9% 10.6% 11.3% 22.3% 22.9% 21.6% 5.1% 2.1% 0.1% 



175 


12 
6.9% 


17 
9.7% 


23 

13.1% 


31 

17.7% 


41 

23.4% 


46 

26.3% 


5 
2.9% 




20 


2 
10.0% 


4 
20.0% 


5 
25.0% 


2 
10.0% 


4 
20.0% 


3 
15.0% 






126 


6 

4.8% 


17 
13.5% 


27 
21.4% 


36 

28.6% 


23 
18.3% 


15 
11.9% 


1 

0.8% 


1 

0.8% 


109 


7 
6.4% 


27 
24.8% 


18 

16.5% 


35 

32.1% 


16 

14.7% 


5 
4.6% 


1 

0.9% 




430 


27 
6.3% 


65 

15.1% 


73 
17.0% 


104 

24.2% 


84 

19.5% 


69 
16.0% 


7 
1.6% 


1 
0.2% 



78 


3 

3.8% 


6 

7.7% 


11 

14.1% 


13 

16.7% 


36 

46.2% 


7 
9.0% 


1 

1.3% 


1 

1.3% 




82 


7 
8.5% 


8 
9.8% 


12 
14.6% 


18 
22.0% 


20 

24.4% 


14 

17.1% 




2 

2.4% 


1 

1.2% 


74 


2 
2.7% 


10 
13.5% 


7 
9.5% 


20 
27.0% 


25 
33.8% 


10 
13.5% 








66 


9 

13.6% 


9 

13.6% 


12 

18.2% 


9 
13.6% 


14 

21.2% 


13 

19.7% 








94 


2 
2.1% 


20 
21.3% 


10 
10.6% 


16 

17.0% 


32 
34.0% 


10 

10.6% 


3 

3.2% 


1 
1.1% 




394 


23 

5.8% 


53 

13.5% 


52 
13.2% 


76 
19.3% 


127 

32.2% 


54 

13.7% 


4 

1.0% 


4 

1.0% 


1 
0.3% 



28 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 25 



Burke 192 

% of Total 
Caldwell 122 

% of Total 
Catawba 184 

% of Total 
District Totals 498 

% of Total 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Vr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To 6 Yrs 


6 Yeai 
To 10 1 


18 


1 

5.6% 


5 
27.8% 


4 
22.2% 


4 
22.2% 


2 
11.1% 


1 

5.6% 


1 

5.6% 




140 


5 
3.6% 


17 
12.1% 


25 
17.9% 


30 

21.4% 


45 
32.1% 


15 
10.7% 


1 

0.7% 


2 
1.4% 


24 




1 

4.2% 


7 
29.2% 


8 
33.3% 


4 
16.7% 


4 

16.7% 






L09 


9 
8.3% 


18 
16.5% 


22 
20.2% 


29 
26.6% 


28 
25.7% 


3 
2.8% 






291 


15 

5.2% 


41 
14.1% 


58 
19.9% 


71 
24.4% 


79 

27.1% 


23 

7.9% 


2 
0.7% 


2 

0.7% 



14 




3 

21.4% 




7 
50.0% 


4 
28.6% 




30 


1 

3.3% 


1 

3.3% 


10 
33.3% 


11 

36.7% 


7 
23.3% 




104 


8 

7.7% 


19 

18.3% 


24 
23.1% 


33 

31.7% 


12 
11.5% 


8 
7.7% 


40 


3 

7.5% 


5 

12.5% 


4 
10.0% 


10 

25.0% 


16 

40.0% 


2 
5.0% 


188 


12 

6.4% 


28 

14.9% 


38 

20.2% 


61 

32.4% 


39 

20.7% 


10 

5.3% 



36 




7 
19.4% 


4 
11.1% 


8 
22.2% 


13 

36.1% 


4 
11.1% 




26 




5 
19.2% 


5 
19.2% 


8 
30.8% 


8 
30.8% 






23 


2 
8.7% 




2 
8.7% 


6 

26.1% 


5 
21.7% 


7 
30.4% 


1 

4.3% 


81 


4 
4.9% 


8 

9.9% 


10 

12.3% 


15 

18.5% 


34 
42.0% 


8 
9.9% 


2 
2.5% 


13 




3 

23.1% 


3 
23.1% 


5 
38.5% 


1 

7.7% 


1 

7.7% 




179 


6 

3.4% 


23 

12.8% 


24 

13.4% 


42 

23.5% 


61 

34.1% 


20 

11.2% 


3 

1.7% 



9 

4.7% 


13 

6.8% 


50 
26.0% 


41 

21.4% 


74 
38.5% 


5 
2.6% 






4 

3.3% 


17 
13.9% 


20 
16.4% 


33 

27.0% 


37 
30.3% 


10 

8.2% 




1 

0.8% 


15 
8.2% 


18 
9.8% 


37 
20.1% 


61 

33.2% 


34 

18.5% 


16 

8.7% 


2 
1.1% 


1 

0.5% 


28 
5.6% 


48 

9.6% 


107 

21.5% 


135 

27.1% 


145 

29.1% 


31 

6.2% 


2 
0.4% 


2 
0.4% 



2,299 


HI 


230 


262 


517 


724 


370 


53 


31 




4.8% 


10.0% 


11.4% 


22.5% 


31.5% 


16.1% 


2.3% 


1.3% 



29 



AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

District 27 Tolal Less Than 30-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years 6 Years 10 Years Greater 

To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 6 Yrs To 10 Yrs To 20 Yrs Than 20 Yr 

Cleveland 83 9 17 10 25 14 7 1 

% of Total 10.8% 20.5% 12.0% 30.1% 16.9% 8.4% 1.2% 

Gaston 467 34 52 75 146 111 39 6 4 



Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



ending 


30 Days 


Days 


Days 


83 


9 
10.8% 


17 
20.5% 


10 

12.0% 


467 


34 
7.3% 


52 
11.1% 


75 
16.1% 


54 


5 
9.3% 


8 
14.8% 


12 

22.2% 


604 


48 

7.9% 


77 
12.7% 


97 
16.1% 



% of Total 7.3% 11.1% 16.1% 31.3% 23.8% 8.4% 1.3% 0.9% 

Lincoln 54 5 8 12 15 12 1 1 

% of Total 9.3% 14.8% 22.2% 27.8% 22.2% 1.9% 1.9% 

District Totals 604 48 77 97 186 137 47 7 5 

% of Total 7.9% 12.7% 16.1% 30.8% 22.7% 7.8% 1.2% 0.8% 

District 28 

Buncombe 583 28 50 70 133 172 125 3 2 

% of Total 4.8% 8.6% 12.0% 22.8% 29.5% 21.4% 0.5% 0.3% 

District 29 



187 


7 
3.7% 


!() 
5.3% 


18 
9.6% 


33 

17.6% 


80 

42.8% 


36 

19.3% 


2 
1.1% 


1 

0.5% 


39 


3 

7.7% 


5 
12.8% 


3 

7.7% 


11 

28.2% 


14 

35.9% 


2 
5.1% 


1 

2.6% 




23 


1 

4.3% 


4 
17.4% 


3 
13.0% 


6 
26.1% 


6 
26.1% 


2 
8.7% 




1 

4.3% 


60 


3 

5.0% 


5 
8.3% 


14 

23.3% 


13 
21.7% 


17 
28.3% 


8 
13.3% 






5: 


1 

1.9% 


7 
13.5% 


8 
15.4% 


13 

25.0% 


20 
38.5% 


3 

5.8% 






361 


15 

4.2% 


31 

8.6% 


46 

12.7% 


76 

21.1% 


137 

38.0% 


51 
14.1% 


3 

0.8% 


2 
0.6% 



5i 


2 

3.9% 


1 
2.0% 


3 

5.9% 


8 
15.7% 


11 

21.6% 


24 
47.1% 


2 

3.9% 






5 


1 
20.0% 


4 
80.0% 
















12 


1 

8.3% 


2 
16.7% 




4 

33.3% 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 


3 
25.0% 






136 


7 
5.1% 


10 

7.4% 


27 
19.9% 


33 
24.3% 


40 
29.4% 


14 

10.3% 


2 
1.5% 


3 

2.2% 




155 


1 

0.6% 


5 
3.2% 


29 
18.7% 


27 
17.4% 


53 
34.2% 


37 
23.9% 


2 
1.3% 


1 

0.6% 




123 


5 
4.1% 


4 

3.3% 


23 
18.7% 


27 
22.0% 


34 

27.6% 


22 
17.9% 


6 

4.9% 


2 
1.6% 




36 




1 
2.8% 


10 

27.8% 


8 
22.2% 


5 
13.9% 


5 
13.9% 


2 
5.6% 


4 
11.1% 


1 

2.8% 


518 


17 
3.3% 


27 
5.2% 


92 

17.8% 


107 

20.7% 


144 

27.8% 


103 

19.9% 


17 
3.3% 


10 

1.9% 


1 

0.2% 


606 


749 

4.8% 


1,526 

9.8% 


1,972 

12.6% 


3,342 

21.4% 


4,192 

26.9% 


2,963 
19.0% 


492 

3.2% 


322 

2.1% 


43 

0.3% 



M) 



UTILIZATION OF CIVIL SUPERIOR COURT TERMS 
BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 



1977 Calendar Year 



District 1 

Camden 

Chowan 

Currituck 

Dare 

Gates 

Pasquotank 

Perquimans 

District Totals 



District 2 



Days Days 

Scheduled Held 



Beaufort 

Hyde 

Martin 

Tyrrell 

Washington 

District Totals 



5 
10 
15 
15 
10 
15 
10 
80 



23 
2 

15 


7 

47 



2'/> 

8 

9 

9 

5'/ 2 
13 

1 
48 



22 

l'/2 

10 


3>/2 

37 



Days 
Unused 

2'A 
2 
6 
6 

4>/ 2 
2 
9 
32 



1 

Vi 
5 


3>/ 2 
10 



% 
Used 

50.0% 
80.0% 
60.0% 
60.0% 
55.0% 
86.6% 
10.0% 
60.0% 



95.6% 
75.0% 
66.6% 
00.0% 
50.0% 
78.7% 





Days 


Days 


Days 


% 


District 9 


Scheduled 


Held 


Unused 


Used 


Franklin 


22% 


151/2 


7 


68.8% 


Granville 


15 


8 


7 


53.3% 


Person 


13 


4 


<-> 


30.7% 


Vance 


is 


11 


4 


73.3% 


Warren 


10 


41/2 


5i/2 


45.0% 


District Totals 


75V2 


43 


32V2 


56.9% 


District 10 











Wake 

District 11 

Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 



263 



2101/2 



52% 



80.0% 



50 


33i/2 


I61/2 


67.0% 


63 


43 


20 


68.2% 


25 


171/2 


71/2 


70.0% 


38 


94 


44 


68.1% 



District 3 

Carteret 

Craven 

Pamlico 

Pitt 

District Totals 



District 4 



Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 
District Totals 

District 5 



New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 



40 

45i/ 2 

5 

50 
140V2 



121 

20 

141 



30 
301/2 
4 
31 
95% 



91i/2 
8'/ 2 
100 



10 

15 

1 

19 

45 



29>/ 2 
H1/2 
41 



75.0% 
67.0% 
80.0% 
62.0% 
67.9% 



20 


11 


9 


55.0% 


l'/2 


'/2 


1 


33.3% 


50 


39 


11 


78.0% 


25 


20 


5 


80.0% 


96V2 


70'/. 


26 


73.0% 



75.6% 
42.5% 
70.9% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 



District 13 

Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 



District 14 
Durham 



District ISA 
Alamance 



100 


72y 2 


271/2 


72.5% 


5 


4 


1 


80.0% 


1(15 


76'/ 2 


28V2 


72.8% 



19 


II 


8 


57.8% 


25 


16 


9 


64.0% 


50 


l'» 


II 


63.3% 


74 


46 


28 


62.1% 



125 



78 



IO61/2 



48i/2 



I8V2 



29V2 



85.2% 



62.1% 



District 6 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 

District 7 



Edgecombe 
Nash 
Wilson 
District Totals 



District 8 



Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 



211/2 

25 

15 

14 

75% 



30 
33 
35 
98 



13i/2 
14 

5'/ 2 
IO1/2 
43% 



24>/ 2 
17i/2 
22 
64 



8 

11 
9'/ 2 
31/2 

32 



51/2 
15V2 
13 
34 



62.7% 
56.0% 
36.6% 
75.0% 
57.6% 



81.6% 
53.0% 
62.8% 
65.3% 



5 


3 


2 


60.0% 


45 


27 


18 


60.0% 


70 


47 


23 


67.1% 


20 


77 


43 


64.1% 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 
District Totals 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 
District Totals 



District 1 7 

Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 



20 


1 iy 2 


8% 


57.5% 


68 


60 


8 


88.2% 


88 


71 1/2 


16% 


81.3% 



44i/2 


361/2 


8 


82.0% 


10 


6 


4 


60.0% 


54V2 


42'/ 2 


12 


77.9% 



8 


8 





100.0% 


45 


301/2 


Hi/2 


67.7% 


10 


6 


4 


60.0% 


30 


26y 2 


31/2 


88.3% 


93 


71 


22 


76.3% 



M 



UTILIZATION OF CIVIL SUPERIOR COURT TERMS 
BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

1977 Calendar Year 



District 18 
Guilford 

District 19 

Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 

District 20 

Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 

District 21 
Forsyth 

District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 

District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 

District 24 

Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



Days Days 

Scheduled Held 



254 



198 



200 



Days 
Unused 

54 



179% 



is% 



% 

Used 

78.7% 



District 25 



Days Days 

Scheduled Held 



Days 
Unused 



% 
Used 



46% 


29 


17V2 


62.3% 


5 


2 


3 


40.0% 


55 


38 


17 


69.0% 


55 


29 


26 


52.7% 


161% 


98 


63% 


60.6% 



20 


16 


4 


80.0% 


25 


101/2 


141/2 


42.0% 


20 


12'/2 


7% 


62.5% 


is 


11 


4 


73.3% 


25 


20 


5 


80.0% 


105 


70 


35 


66.6% 



90.6% 



20 


9 


11 


45.0% 


65 


52 


13 


80.0% 


Id 


5 


5 


50.0% 


43 


32i/2 


101/2 


75.5% 


138 


98% 


39% 


71.3% 



Id 


6 


4 


60.0% 


7'/2 


5 


2% 


66.6% 


471/2 


42 


51/2 


88.4% 


15 


10'/ 2 


41/2 


70.0% 


80 


63% 


16% 


79.3% 



L8 


91/2 


81/2 


52.7% 


40 


231/2 


16'/ 2 


58.7% 


21 


13 


8 


61.9% 


is 


13 


2 


86.6% 


7 


4 


3 


57.1% 


101 


63 


38 


62.3% 



Burke 
Caldwell 
Catawba 
District Totals 


55 

40 

75 

170 


43 

31 

52 

126 


12 

9 

23 

44 


78.1% 
77.5% 
69.3% 
74.1% 


District 26 










Mecklenburg 


474 


431% 


42% 


91.0% 


District 27 










Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 


4H 
105 

20 
173 


27% 

85 

17% 

130 


20i/2 
20 

2% 

43 


57.2% 
80.9% 
87.5% 
75.1% 


District 28 










Buncombe 


235 


194 


41 


82.5% 


District 29 










Henderson 

McDowell 

Polk 

Rutherford 

Transylvania 

District Totals 


40 

20 
10 

27 
IS 

112 


34 
15 

8 
18% 

10 
85% 


6 

5 
2 

8% 

5 
26% 


85.0% 
75.0% 
80.0% 
68.5% 
66.6% 
76.3% 


District 30 











Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 



STATE TOTALS 4,219 3,161% 1,057% 



10 


8 


2 


80.0% 


2y 2 


1 


I1/2 


40.0% 


10 


4 


6 


40.0% 


35 


28 


7 


80.0",, 


30 


171/2 


121/2 


58.3% 


171/2 


8 


9% 


45.7% 


20 


10 


10 


50.0% 


25 


76% 


48% 


61.2% 



74.9% 



M 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 1 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing) 


Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Camden 


39 


62 


101 


40 


61 


+ 


22 


39.6% 


59 


Chowan 


133 


86 


219 


84 


135 


+ 


2 


38.4% 


66 


Currituck 


103 


73 


176 


62 


114 


+ 


11 


35.2% 


73 


Dare 


311 


107 


418 


72 


346 


+ 


35 


17.2% 


1(H) 


Gates 


124 


47 


171 


36 


135 


+ 


11 


21.1% 


98 


Pasquotank 


186 


214 


400 


220 


180 


- 


6 


55.0% 


1 


Perquimans 


145 


70 


215 


91 


124 


— 


21 


42.3% 


38 


District Totals 


1,041 


659 


1,700 


605 


1,095 


+ 


54 


35.6% 




District 2 




















Beaufort 


407 


353 


760 


318 


442 


+ 


35 


41.8% 


41 


Hyde 


45 


43 


88 


45 


43 


- 


2 


51.1% 


4 


Martin 


144 


159 


353 


lis 


238 


+ 


44 


32.6% 


83 


Tyrrell 


24 


13 


37 


17 


20 


- 


4 


45.9% 


18 


Washington 


85 


87 


172 


62 


110 


+ 


2? 


36.0% 


72 


District Totals 


755 


655 


1,410 


557 


853 


+ 


98 


39.5% 




District 3 




















Carteret 


334 


282 


616 


261 


355 


+ 


21 


42.4% 


36 


Craven 


380 


291 


671 


335 


336 


- 


44 


49.9% 


h 


Pamlico 


64 


47 


111 


44 


67 


+ 


3 


39.6% 


58 


Pitt 


546 


475 


1,021 


416 


605 


+ 


59 


40.7% 


48 


District Totals 


1,324 


1,095 


2,419 


1,056 


1,363 


+ 


39 


43.7% 




District 4 




















Duplin 


324 


315 


639 


274 


365 


+ 


41 


42.9% 


33 


Jones 


72 


68 


140 


57 


83 


+ 


11 


40.7% 


44 


Onslow 


465 


207 


672 


1X4 


488 


+ 


23 


27.4% 


93 


Sampson 


369 


305 


674 


279 


395 


+ 


26 


41.4% 


44 


District Totals 


1,230 


895 


2,125 


794 


1,331 


+ 


101 


37.4% 




District 5 




















New Hanover 


904 


558 


1,462 


527 


935 


+ 


31 


36.0% 


71 


Pender 


117 


141 


258 


114 


144 


+ 


27 


44.2% 


26 


District Totals 


1,021 


699 


1,720 


641 


1,079 


+ 


58 


37.3% 




District 6 




















Bertie 


201 


140 


341 


106 


235 


+ 


34 


31.1% 


88 


Halifax 


620 


361 


981 


402 


579 


- 


41 


41.0% 


46 


Hertford 


170 


128 


298 


117 


181 


+ 


11 


39.3% 


63 


Northampton 


188 


134 


322 


133 


189 


+ 


1 


41.3% 


4S 


District Totals 


1,179 


763 


1,942 


758 


1,184 


+ 


5 


39.0% 




District 7 




















Edgecombe 


380 


302 


682 


300 


382 


+ 


2 


44.0% 


27 


Nash 


469 


344 


813 


344 


464 


- 


5 


42.9% 


32 


Wilson 


651 


380 


1,031 


345 


686 


+ 


35 


33.5% 


78 


District Totals 


1,500 


1,026 


2,526 


994 


1,532 


+ 


32 


39.4% 





33 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo- 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 8 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing 


Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Greene 


104 


118 


22? 


99 


123 


+ 


19 


44.6% 


25 


Lenoir 


353 


350 


703 


355 


348 


- 


5 


50.5% 


5 


Wayne 


621 


481 


1,102 


451 


651 


+ 


30 


40.9% 


4-7 


District Totals 


1,078 


949 


2,027 


905 


1,122 


+ 


44 


44.6% 




District 9 




















Franklin 


308 


167 


475 


177 


298 


- 


10 


37.3% 


67 


Granville 


236 


183 


419 


165 


2>4 


+ 


18 


39.4% 


61 


Person 


201 


Ml 


342 


153 


189 


- 


12 


44.7% 


24 


Vance 


337 


267 


604 


m 


285 


- 


52 


52.8% 


3 


Warren 


243 


176 


419 


180 


239 


- 


4 


43.0% 


30 


District Totals 


1,325 


934 


2,259 


994 


1,265 




60 


44.0% 




District 10 





















Wake 



1,932 



1,336 



3,268 



1,099 



2,169 



+ 237 



33.6% 



7^ 



District 11 



Harnett 


466 


318 


784 


374 


410 


_ 


56 


47.7% 


12 


Johnston 


581 


494 


1,075 


437 


638 


+ 


57 


40.7% 


50 


Lee 


310 


166 


476 


161 


315 


+ 


5 


33.8% 


76 


District Totals 


1,357 


978 


2,335 


972 


1,363 


+ 


6 


41.6% 




District 12 




















Cumberland 


776 


583 


1,359 


657 


702 


— 


74 


48.3% 


11 


Hoke 


109 


103 


212 


62 


150 


+ 


41 


29.2% 


90 


District Totals 


885 


686 


1,571 


719 


852 


~~ 


33 


45.8% 




District 13 




















Bladen 


146 


122 


268 


122 


146 







45.5% 


21 


Brunswick 


131 


150 


281 


128 


153 


+ 


22 


45.6% 


20 


Columbus 


357 


265 


622 


251 


,r I 


+ 


14 


40.4% 


53 


District Totals 


634 


537 


1,171 


501 


670 


+ 


36 


42.8% 




District 14 





















Durham 



1,406 



815 



2,221 



732 



1,489 



83 



33.0% 



80 



District 15A 



Alamance 


500 


626 


1,126 


603 


523 


+ 


23 


53.6% 


2 


District 15B 




















Chatham 


308 


195 


503 


213 


290 


- 


is 


42.3% 


37 


Orange 


Sv 1 


304 


856 


280 


576 


+ 


24 


32.7% 


S2 


District Totals 


860 


499 


1,359 


493 


866 


+ 


f. 


36.3% 




District 16 





















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



727 
222 
949 



569 
107 
676 



1,296 

329 

1,625 



583 

85 

668 



713 
244 
957 



14 


45.0% 


22 


25.8% 


8 


41.1% 



23 
95 



34 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 17 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing 1 


Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Caswell 


118 


108 


226 


95 


131 


+ 


13 


42.0% 


39 


Rockingham 


601 


588 


1,189 


390 


799 


+ 


198 


32.8% 


81 


Stokes 


157 


125 


282 


139 


143 


- 


14 


49.3% 


7 


Surry 


442 


332 


774 


325 


449 


+ 


7 


42.0% 


40 


District Totals 


1,318 


1,153 


2,471 


949 


1,522 


+ 


204 


38.4% 




District 18 




















Guilford 


2,429 


1,663 


4,092 


1,623 


2,469 


+ 


40 


39.7% 


57 


District 19 




















Cabarrus 


631 


547 


1,178 


505 


673 


+ 


42 


42.9% 


34 


Montgomery 


186 


129 


315 


145 


170 


- 


16 


46.0% 


17 


Randolph 


494 


407 


901 


365 


536 


+ 


42 


40.5% 


51 


Rowan 


827 


725 


1,552 


702 


850 


+ 


23 


45.2% 


22 


District Totals 


2,138 


1,808 


3,946 


1,717 


2,229 


+ 


91 


43.5% 




District 20 




















Anson 


417 


158 


575 


155 


420 


+ 


3 


27.0% 


94 


Moore 


467 


325 


792 


218 


574 


+ 


107 


27.5% 


92 


Richmond 


362 


242 


604 


188 


416 


+ 


54 


31.1% 


87 


Stanly 


865 


292 


1,157 


257 


900 


+ 


35 


22.2% 


97 


Union 


445 


314 


759 


302 


457 


+ 


12 


39.8% 


56 


District Totals 


2,556 


1,331 


3,887 


1,120 


2,767 


+ 


211 


28.8% 




District 21 





















Forsyth 



1,879 



1,268 



3,147 



1,232 



1,915 



+ 36 



39.1% 



64 



District 22 



Alexander 


HI 


102 


183 


89 


94 


+ 


13 


48.6% 


10 


Davidson 


632 


566 


1,198 


518 


680 


+ 


48 


43.2% 


28 


Davie 


117 


40 


207 


97 


110 


— 


7 


46.9% 


15 


Iredell 


584 


566 


1,150 


528 


622 


+ 


38 


45.9% 


19 


District Totals 


1,414 


1,324 


2,738 


1,232 


1,506 


+ 


92 


45.0% 




District 23 




















Alleghany 


■si 


89 


170 


73 


47 


+ 


16 


42.9% 


31 


Ashe 


lis 


162 


277 


109 


168 


+ 


53 


39.4% 


62 


Wilkes 


297 


223 


520 


253 


267 


- 


30 


48.7% 


9 


Yadkin 


240 


215 


455 


182 


273 


+ 


33 


40.0% 


55 


District Totals 


733 


689 


1,422 


617 


805 


+ 


72 


43.4% 




District 24 





















Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



103 
168 
216 
168 
91 
746 



H2 
147 
115 
104 

95 
543 



185 
315 
331 
272 
186 
1,289 



77 
97 
59 
93 
77 
403 



108 


+ 


5 


41.6% 


218 


+ 


so 


30.8% 


272 


+ 


56 


17.8% 


174 


+ 


11 


34.2% 


109 


+ 


18 


41.4% 


886 


+ 


140 


31.3% 



42 
89 
99 

75 
43 



35 



ESTATE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo- 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 25 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing i 


Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Burke 


696 


365 


1,061 


387 


674 


- 


22 


36.5% 


68 


Caldwell 


436 


350 


786 


285 


>()l 


+ 


65 


36.3% 


69 


Catawba 


795 


527 


1,322 


460 


862 


+ 


67 


34.8% 


74 


District Totals 


1,927 


1,242 


3,169 


1,132 


2,037 


+ 


110 


35.7% 




District 26 




















Mecklenburg 


3,153 


2,329 


5,482 


2,111 


3,371 


+ 


218 


38.5% 


65 


District 27 




















Cleveland 


411 


436 


849 


395 


454 


4- 


41 


46.5% 


16 


Gaston 


941 


726 


1,667 


603 


1,064 


+ 


123 


36.2% 


70 


Lincoln 


224 


242 


466 


219 


247 


4- 


23 


47.0% 


13 


District Totals 


1,578 


1,404 


2,982 


1,217 


1,765 


4- 


187 


40.8% 




District 28 




















Buncombe 


2,217 


1,182 


3,399 


1,082 


2,317 


+ 


100 


31.8% 


86 


District 29 




















Henderson 


513 


434 


947 


374 


573 


+ 


60 


39.5% 


60 


McDowell 


175 


147 


322 


103 


219 


+ 


44 


32.0% 


85 


Polk 


17') 


146 


325 


140 


185 


+ 


6 


43.1% 


2 l > 


Rutherford 


361 


331 


692 


280 


412 


+ 


51 


40.5% 


32 


Transylvania 


251 


141 


392 


131 


261 


+ 


10 


33.4% 


79 


District Totals 


1,479 


1,199 


2,678 


1,028 


1,650 


+ 


171 


38.4% 




District 30 




















Cherokee 


120 


101 


223 


95 


128 


+ 


8 


42.6% 


35 


Clay 


32 


33 


65 


32 


33 


+ 


1 


49.2% 


8 


Graham 


57 


41 


98 


27 


71 


+ 


14 


27.6% 


91 


Haywood 


558 


284 


642 


257 


385 


+ 


27 


40.0% 


54 


Jackson 


205 


145 


350 


112 


238 


+ 


33 


32.0% 


84 


Macon 


243 


113 


356 


83 


273 


+ 


30 


23.3% 


% 


Swain 


72 


60 


132 


62 


70 


- 


2 


47.0% 


14 


District Totals 


1,087 


779 


1,866 


668 


1,198 


+ 


111 


35.8% 





STATE TOTALS 



43,630 



31,742 



75,372 



29,222 



46,150 



4-2,520 



38.8% 



36 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo- 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 1 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Camden 


17 


15 


32 


17 


15 


- 2 


53.1% 


51 


Chowan 


72 


39 


111 


49 


62 


- 10 


44.1% 


79 


Currituck 


37 


67 


104 


54 


50 


+ 13 


51.9% 


56 


Dare 


67 


78 


145 


68 


77 


+ 10 


46.9% 


66 


Gates 


44 


23 


67 


35 


32 


- 12 


52.2% 


55 


Pasquotank 


76 


41 


167 


105 


62 


- 14 


62.9% 


27 


Perquimans 


34 


22 


56 


36 


20 


- 14 


64.3% 


21 


District Totals 


347 


335 


682 


364 


318 


- 29 


53.4% 




District 2 


















Beaufort 


339 


135 


474 


131 


343 


+ 4 


27.6% 


98 


Hyde 


33 


42 


75 


52 


23 


- 10 


69.3% 


13 


Martin 


113 


127 


240 


112 


128 


+ 15 


46.7% 


68 


Tyrrell 


16 


12 


28 


13 


15 


- 1 


46.4% 


69 


Washington 


67 


61 


128 


50 


78 


+ 11 


39.1% 


85 


District Totals 


568 


377 


945 


358 


587 


+ 19 


37.9% 




District 3 


















Carteret 


219 


154 


378 


179 


199 


- 20 


47.4% 


64 


Craven 


187 


525 


712 


508 


204 


+ 17 


71.3% 


* 


Pamlico 


47 


37 


K4 


46 


38 


- 9 


54.8% 


46 


Pitt 


131 


404 


535 


387 


148 


+ 17 


72.3% 


7 


District Totals 


584 


1,125 


1,709 


1,120 


589 


+ 5 


65.5% 




District 4 


















Duplin 


419 


242 


661 


403 


258 


-161 


61.0% 


32 


Jones 


40 


34 


74 


19 


55 


+ 15 


25.7% 


99 


Onslow 


302 


364 


666 


313 


353 


+ 51 


47.0% 


65 


Sampson 


312 


236 


548 


252 


296 


- 16 


46.0% 


71 


District Totals 


1,073 


876 


1,949 


987 


962 


-111 


50.6% 




District 5 


















New Hanover 


1,010 


707 


1,717 


1,212 


505 


-505 


70.6% 


10 


Pender 


244 


128 


372 


130 


242 


— 2 


34.9% 


91 


District Totals 


1,254 


835 


2,089 


1,342 


747 


-507 


64.2% 




District 6 


















Bertie 


164 


111 


275 


123 


152 


- 12 


44.7% 


76 


Halifax 


445 


335 


780 


271 


509 


+ 64 


34.7% 


92 


Hertford 


105 


90 


195 


99 


96 


- 9 


50.8% 


59 


Northampton 


85 


99 


184 


82 


102 


+ 17 


44.6% 


77 


District Totals 


799 


635 


1,434 


575 


859 


+ 60 


40.1% 




District 7 


















Edgecombe 


106 


242 


348 


234 


114 


+ 8 


67.2% 


18 


Nash 


228 


242 


470 


205 


265 


+ 37 


43.6% 


80 


Wilson 


358 


228 


586 


199 


387 


+ 29 


34.0% 


94 


District Totals 


692 


712 


1,404 


638 


If 


+ 74 


45.4% 





37 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 8 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Greene 


69 


77 


146 


86 


60 


— 


9 


58.9% 


37 


Lenoir 


142 


298 


490 


256 


234 


+ 


42 


52.2% 


54 


Wayne 


270 


557 


827 


563 


264 


- 


6 


68.1% 


16 


District Totals 


53! 


932 


1,463 


905 


558 


+ 


27 


61.9% 




District 9 




















Franklin 


103 


172 


275 


104 


171 


+ 


68 


37.8% 


88 


Granville 


87 


209 


296 


142 


104 


+ 


17 


64.9% 


20 


Person 


1^4 


164 


358 


217 


141 


- 


53 


60.6% 


33 


Vance 


70 


171 


241 


151 


40 


+ 


20 


62.7% 


28 


Warren 


146 


86 


282 


50 


232 


+ 


36 


17.7% 


LOO 


District Totals 


650 


802 


1,452 


714 


738 


+ 


88 


49.2% 




District 10 





















Wake 



584 



1,048 



1,632 



892 



740 



+ 156 



54.7% 



48 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


337 
353 

201 

891 


249 
405 

137 
791 


586 

758 

338 

1,682 


173 
568 
116 
857 


413 

140 

222 
825 


+ 76 
-163 
+ 21 
- 66 


29.5% 
74.9% 
34.3% 
51.0% 


96 

4 
43 


District 12 


















Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


485 
57 

542 


1,221 

86 

1,307 


1,706 

143 

1,849 


1,211 

82 

1,293 


495 

61 

556 


+ 10 
+ 4 
+ 14 


71.0% 
57.3% 
69.9% 


4 
40 


District 13 


















Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 


114 

155 
226 
500 


102 
209 
168 
479 


221 
364 
394 
979 


85 
154 
124 
363 


136 
210 
270 
616 


+ 17 
+ 55 
+ 44 
+ 116 


38.5% 
42.3% 
31.5% 
37.1% 


86 
82 
45 


District 14 


















Durham 


582 


682 


1,264 


529 


735 


+ 153 


41.9% 


84 


District ISA 


















Alamance 


231 


336 


567 


338 


229 


- 2 


59.6% 


35 


District 1SB 


















Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


200 

143 

393 


41 

500 
591 


291 
693 
984 


168 

424 
592 


123 
269 
392 


- 77 
+ 76 

- 1 


57.7% 
61.2% 
60.2% 


39 
30 


District 16 



















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



408 

46 

504 



417 
107 
524 



825 

203 

1,028 



414 

99 

513 



411 
104 
515 



+ 8 
+ 11 



50.2% 
48.8% 
49.9% 



61 
63 



38 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo- 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 1 7 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Caswell 


71 


71 


142 


61 


81 


+ 


10 


43.0% 


81 


Rockingham 


411 


290 


7(11 


311 


390 


— 


21 


44.4% 


78 


Stokes 


52 


111 


163 


113 


50 


— 


2 


69.3% 


14 


Surry 


139 


267 


406 


260 


146 


+ 


7 


64.0% 


22 


District Totals 


673 


739 


1,412 


745 


667 




6 


52.8% 




District 18 


784 


1,930 


2,714 


1,913 


801 


+ 


17 


70.5% 




Guilford 


11 


District 19 




















Cabarrus 


200 


301 


SOI 


286 


215 


+ 


15 


57.1% 


42 


Montgomery 


74 


137 


211 


97 


114 


+ 


40 


46.0% 


73 


Randolph 


285 


308 


593 


321 


272 


— 


13 


54.1% 


49 


Rowan 


154 


793 


947 


728 


219 


+ 


65 


76.9% 


3 


District Totals 


713 


1,539 


2,252 


1,432 


820 


+ 107 


63.6% 




District 20 




















Anson 


237 


76 


313 


141 


172 


— 


65 


45.0% 


75 


Moore 


147 


234 


381 


19 4 


187 


+ 


40 


50.9% 


58 


Richmond 


312 


193 


505 


149 


356 


+ 


44 


29.5% 


97 


Stanly 


220 


185 


405 


154 


251 


+ 


31 


38.0% 


87 


Union 


130 


217 


347 


222 


125 


- 


5 


64.0% 


23 


District Totals 


1,046 


905 


1,951 


860 


1,091 


+ 


45 


44.1% 




District 21 





















Forsyth 



287 



948 



1,235 



956 



279 



- 8 



77.4% 



District 22 



Alexander 


91 


102 


193 


136 


57 


- 34 


70.5% 


12 


Davidson 


207 


296 


503 


288 


215 


+ 8 


57.3% 


41 


Davie 


51 


99 


150 


76 


74 


+ 23 


50.7% 


60 


Iredell 


113 


388 


501 


265 


236 


4-123 


52.9% 


53 


District Totals 


462 


885 


1,347 


765 


582 


+ 120 


56.8% 




District 23 


















Alleghany 


29 


37 


66 


34 


32 


+ 3 


51.5% 


57 


Ashe 


35 


116 


151 


103 


48 


+ 13 


68.2% 


15 


Wilkes 


202 


366 


568 


347 


221 


+ 19 


61.1% 


31 


Yadkin 


92 


76 


168 


89 


79 


- 13 


53.0% 


52 


District Totals 


358 


595 


953 


573 


380 


+ 22 


60.1% 




District 24 



















Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



63 
73 
45 
94 
32 
307 



lis 
53 
57 

128 
47 

400 



178 
126 
102 
222 
79 
707 



101 
58 
43 

110 
37 

349 



77 


+ 14 


68 


- 5 


59 


+ 14 


112 


+ 18 


42 


+ 10 


358 


+ 51 



56.7% 
46.0% 
42.2% 
49.5% 
46.8% 
49.4% 



43 

70 
83 

6; 

6' 



39 



SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF 
BEFORE THE CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Increase/ 




County Rank 














Decrease 


% of Dispo- 


By % of Dispo- 




Pending 


Filed 


Total 


Disposed 


Pending 


in Pend- 


sitions to 


sitions to 


District 25 


1/1/77 


1977 


Caseload 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


ing Cases 


Caseload 


Caseload 


Burke 


234 


396 


630 


461 


169 


- 65 


73.2% 


6 


Caldwell 


356 


255 


611 


227 


384 


+ 28 


37.2% 


40 


Catawba 


300 


404 


704 


443 


261 


- 39 


62.9% 


26 


District Totals 


890 


1,055 


1,945 


1,131 


814 


- 76 


58.1% 




District 26 


















Mecklenburg 


1,152 


1,968 


3,120 


1,871 


1,249 


+ 97 


60.0% 


34 


District 27 


















Cleveland 


217 


310 


527 


390 


137 


- 80 


74.0% 


5 


Gaston 


808 


992 


1,800 


1,014 


786 


- 22 


56.3% 


44 


Lincoln 


63 


257 


320 


256 


64 


+ 1 


80.0% 


1 


District Totals 


1,088 


1,559 


2,647 


1,660 


987 


-101 


62.7% 




District 28 


















Buncombe 


520 


780 


1,300 


727 


573 


+ 53 


55.9% 


45 


District 29 


















Henderson 


391 


247 


638 


349 


289 


-102 


54.7% 


47 


McDowell 


1X4 


1SI 


365 


232 


133 


- 51 


63.6% 


24 


Polk 


21 


77 


98 


62 


36 


+ 15 


63.3% 


25 


Rutherford 


145 


203 


348 


160 


188 


+ 43 


46.0% 


72 


Transylvania 


64 


138 


202 


109 


93 


+ 29 


54.0% 


50 


District Totals 


805 


846 


1,651 


912 


739 


- 66 


55.2% 




District 30 


















Cherokee 


30 


63 


93 


63 


30 





67.7% 


17 


Clay 


16 


30 


46 


27 


19 


+ 3 


58.7% 


38 


Graham 


8 


27 


35 


23 


12 


+ 4 


65.7% 


19 


Haywood 


146 


191 


387 


241 


146 


- 50 


62.3% 


2^ 


Jackson 


113 


152 


265 


121 


144 


+ 31 


45.7% 


74 


Macon 


lis 


109 


224 


84 


140 


+ 25 


37.5% 


89 


Swain 


45 


48 


93 


55 


38 


- 7 


59.1% 


36 


District Totals 


523 


620 


1,143 


614 


529 


+ 6 


53.7% 





STATE TOTALS 



20,333 



27,156 



47,489 



26,888 



20,601 



+ 268 



56.6% 



40 



SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DOCKETS 

Criminal case activity in the superior courts is depicted in two following graphs which show the 
numbers of cases added and disposed of during the years, 1973-1977, and the numbers of cases 
pending at the end of each of these years. For the second year in a row the number of cases filed 
during the year was less than the number filed during the previous year: 51,264 cases were filed in 
1977, compared to 52,547 filed during 1976, a decrease of 2.4%. The decline in criminal case filings 
during 1977, as compared with 1976, is explained by a reduction in the number of misdemeanor cases 
appealed from district courts to the superior courts during 1977. The decrease in these misdemeanor 
appeals to the superior courts more than off-set an approximate 2% (574 cases) increase in the 
number of felony filings during 1977. Dispositions of criminal cases increased slightly: 49,987 cases 
disposed of in 1977, compared to 49,398 during 1976. There was a significant increase in the number 
of cases pending at the end of the year: 19,708 on December 31, 1977, compared with 18,431 on 
December 31, 1976 — an increase of 6.9%. 

The distribution of pending cases among the counties over the past five years along with a listing of 
the ten counties with the largest numbers of cases pending at the end of 1977 is shown in the following 
tables. 

During 1977, 6% of the criminal cases tried in the district courts were appealed to the superior 
courts, compared with 6.5% appealed in 1976. Appeals from district courts constituted 42.3% of all 
superior court criminal filings during 1977, compared with 44.7% in 1976. 

Information on criminal case activity, by county and judicial district, is presented in a series of 
tables showing: (1) felony cases pending, filed, and disposed of; (2) misdemeanor cases pending, filed 
and disposed of; (3) ratios of dispositions to total caseload and of pending cases to dispositions; 
(4) time from filing to disposition of the felony cases disposed of during 1977; (5) the ages of felony 
cases pending at the end of the year; (6) time from filing to disposition ot misdemeanor cases disposed 
of during the year; (7) ages of misdemeanor cases pending at the end of the year; and (8) utilization of 
superior court criminal sessions. 

The data in the tables relating to the time from filing to disposition and to the ages of pending cases 
is particularly relevant to the matter of "speedy trials" and the time standards for speedy trials which 
were enacted in the 1977 General Assembly. For cases filed on and after October 1, 1978, the statutes 
now mandate disposition within 120 days of filing, and for cases filed on and after October 1, 1980, the 
statutes specify disposition within 90 days of filing. Certain periods of delay are excluded, such as 
time required for physical or mental examination of a defendant; for other trials involving the 
defendant; for interlocutory appeals; for hearings on motions; for delay caused by the defendant; 
delay agreed to by defendant and prosecutor; and delay granted by the trial judge for good cause. If a 
defendant is not brought to trial within the time limits specified by statute or as otherwise prescribed 
by the trial judge, the criminal charge is required to be dismissed on motion of the defendant. 

A total of 28,819 felony cases were disposed of by the superior courts during 1977. Of this number, 
56.7% ( 16,323 cases) were disposed of within 90 days of filing; 78.5% (22,615 cases) within 180 days of 
filing; and 21.5% were disposed of more than six months after filing. 

A total of 11,373 felony cases were pending in the superior courts on December 31, 1977. Of this 
number, 47.6% (5,421 cases) had been pending for 90 days or less; and 15.7% (1,794 cases) had been 
pending for one year or more. 

It is obvious that a substantial number of felony cases on which action was completed during 1977 
required more than 120 days for disposition, and the table on ages of pending felony cases reveals a 
substantial number which have been pending for more than six months, and for more than a year. 
The question might be asked, what conclusions can one draw from the 1977 statistics regarding the 
likely response of the superior courts to the 120-day standard which becomes effective October 1, 
1978? No clear-cut answer can be given to this question. The speedy trial statute does not mandate 
the 120-day standard for all criminal cases irrespective of individual case circumstances. Clearly, 
many criminal cases will be delayed for good cause, as recognized by the speedy trial statute. This 
means that the 120-day period will be exceeded in many cases but there will still be full compliance 
with the provisions of the speedy trial statute. The available 1977 statistics do not tell us whether the 
implementation of the speedy trial statute will impose any serious strain on available court resources 
for the handling of criminal cases. (In any event, this would not seem to be the case insofar as judge 
resource is concerned as eleven additional superior court judges were authorized by the 1977 General 
Assembly.) 

41 



The 1977 data shows an improvement in the ages of felony cases pending at the end of the year, 
compared with the situation at the end of 1976: 15.7% of the cases were one year or more old at the 
end of 1977, whereas 18.3% were one year or more old at the end of 1976. 

A similar improvement was not evident for misdemeanor cases: 13.9% of the misdemeanor cases 
pending at the end of 1977 were one year or more old, whereas only 12.7% of the misdemeanor cases 
pending at the end of 1976 were one year or more old. 



42 



CRIMINAL CASES ADDED AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



60,000 



55,000 



50,000 



45,000 



40,000 



35,000 



30,000 



25,000 



20,000 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 




1973 



1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



ADDED: 



DISPOSED OF: 



43 



CRIMINAL CASES PENDING IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 

25,000 



20,000 



15,000 



10,000 



5,000 



19,708 




1973 



1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



44 



DISTRIBUTION OF PENDING CRIMINAL CASES 
AMONG THE COUNTIES 

(Superior Courts) 



Number of 


Less than 


Cases 


50 


Number of 




Counties & 




Year: 1973 


27 


1974 


25 


1975 


23 


1976 


23 


1977 


20 



50-100 

27 
27 
23 
18 

2.^ 



101-200 

26 
23 
31 
31 
29 



201-500 



Over 
500 



L6 


4 


18 


7 


15 


8 


20 


8 


23 


5 



TEN COUNTIES WITH LARGEST CRIMINAL DOCKETS 
PENDING AT YEAR END 



County 

*Guilford 

*Mecklenburg 
*Wake 
*Cumberland 
*Robeson 

Gaston 

New Hanover 
*Alamance 
*Catawba 
Pitt 

STATE MEAN 
*Counties that were listed in this table in the 1976 Annual Report. 



Pending 

1/1/77 
1,075 


Filed 

3,492 


Disposed of 

2,772 


Pending 

12/31/77 
1,795 


Ratio (%)c 

Disposition 

to Filings 

79.4% 


2,123 


2,998 


3,507 


1,614 


117.0% 


687 


2,778 


2,159 


1,306 


77.7% 


660 


1,442 


1,439 


663 


100.0% 


407 


984 


883 


508 


89.7% 


171 


1,469 


1,152 


488 


78.4% 


296 


1,763 


1,618 


441 


91.8% 


413 


854 


832 


435 


97.4% 


590 


1,207 


1,375 


422 


113.9% 


237 


1,116 


942 


411 


84.4% 


184 


513 


500 


197 


97.5% 



45 



PERCENT OF CRIMINAL CASES TRIED IN THE DISTRICT COURT WHICH WERE 
APPEALED TO THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR TRIAL DE NOVO IN 1977 

Total number of cases tried in the District Court 361,664 

(Includes only cases actually tried; excludes cases disposed of 
by waiver, preliminary hearing, dismissal or otherwise.) 

Total number of cases appealed from the District Court for 

trial de novo in the Superior Court 21,680 

Percent of cases tried in the District Court which were 

appealed to the Superior Court for trial de novo 6.0% 



PERCENT OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL FILINGS WHICH ARE CASES 
APPEALED FROM THE DISTRICT COURT FOR TRIAL DE NOVO 

Total number of cases filed in Superior Court within its 

original jurisdiction 29,584 

Total number of cases filed in Superior Court upon appeal 

from District Court for trial de novo 21,680 

Total number of cases filed in Superior Court 51,264 

Percent of Superior Court filings consisting of cases 

appealed from District Court for trial de novo 42.3% 



46 



FELONY CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 
Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 

1977 


Total 
Caseload 

1977 




Cases Disposed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decre»i se 


Bv 
Jury 


lf> 
Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


in Pending 
Cases 


5 


22 


27 





12 


7 


19 


8 


+ 3 


IK 


72 


90 


9 


48 


21 


78 


12 


- 6 


8 


22 


30 


3 


9 


9 


21 


v 


+ 1 


13 


74 


87 


4 


33 


22 


59 


28 


+ 15 


9 


2 


11 


2 


4 


5 


11 





- 9 


21 


165 


186 


15 


94 


39 


148 


38 


+ 17 


9 


}7 


46 


9 


14 


16 


39 


7 


- 2 


83 


394 


477 


42 


214 


II s ) 


375 


102 


+ 19 



District 2 

Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 



55 


287 


342 


52 


150 


57 


259 


83 


+ 28 


8 


9 


17 


1 


8 


5 


14 


3 


- 5 


83 


131 


214 


7 


1()2 


52 


L61 


53 


- 30 





9 


9 


1 


4 





5 


4 


+ 4 


21 


50 


71 


8 


37 


14 


59 


12 


9 


167 


486 


653 


69 


301 


!2K 


498 


155 


- 12 



District 3 

Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 

District Totals 



105 


306 


411 


18 


89 


131 


238 


173 


+ 68 


112 


356 


468 


17 


203 


146 


366 


102 


- 10 


16 


38 


54 


1 


14 


18 


33 


21 


+ 5 


165 


651 


X16 


38 


319 


195 


552 


264 


+ 99 


398 


1,351 


1,749 


74 


625 


490 


1,189 


560 


+ 162 



District 4 

Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 

District Totals 



53 


57 


110 


25 


34 


20 


79 


31 


- 22 





14 


14 


1 


5 


2 


8 


6 


+ 6 


I3,s 


1,232 


1,370 


"1 


577 


530 


1,178 


192 


+ 54 


57 


237 


294 


15 


174 


91 


280 


14 


- 43 


248 


1,540 


1,788 


112 


790 


643 


1,545 


243 


- 5 



District 5 

New Hanover 
Pender 

District Totals 



:05 


1,202 


1,407 


57 


136 


193 


:62 


1,338 


1,600 



I4d 



151 



534 


469 


1,149 


258 


+ 53 


68 


56 


129 


64 


+ 7 


602 


52S 


1,278 


322 


+ 60 



District 6 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 



16 


63 


79 


2 


27 


10 


69 


10 


6 


62 


203 


265 


14 


101 


112 


227 


38 


- 24 


37 


192 


229 


3 


52 


50 


105 


124 


+ 87 


6 


45 


51 


5 


14 


12 


31 


20 


+ 14 


121 


503 


624 


24 


194 


214 


432 


192 


+ 71 



District 7 



Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 



85 


237 


322 


14 


164 


is 


216 


106 


+ 21 


115 


365 


480 


8 


248 


104 


360 


120 


+ 5 


162 


357 


519 


35 


201 


UN 


345 


174 


+ 12 


362 


959 


1,321 


57 


613 


251 


921 


400 


+ 38 



47 



FELONY CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 8 

Greene 

Lenoir 

Wayne 

District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 
1977 


Total 

Caseload 

1977 




Cases Disposed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Bv 
Jury 


Bv 
Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


15 


86 


101 


3 


38 


40 


81 


20 


+ 5 


86 


377 


463 


25 


143 


182 


350 


113 


+ 27 


88 


369 


457 


53 


146 


206 


405 


52 


- 36 


\m 


832 


1,021 


81 


327 


428 


836 


185 


- 4 



District 9 

Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 



3 


49 


52 


2 


19 


18 


39 


13 


+ 10 


106 


133 


239 


6 


56 


90 


152 


87 


- 19 


117 


166 


283 


21 


SO 


131 


232 


51 


- 66 


88 


268 


356 


30 


171 


140 


341 


15 


- 73 


63 


114 


177 


2 


52 


56 


110 


67 


+ 4 


377 


730 


1,107 


61 


378 


435 


874 


233 


-144 



District 10 
Wake 



420 



1,762 



2,182 



134 



712 



553 



1,399 



783 



+ 363 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 



70 


lit 


183 


17 


63 


55 


135 


48 


- 22 


95 


242 


537 


65 


73 


105 


243 


94 


- 1 


24 


110 


1 M 


9 


84 


20 


113 


21 


- 3 


189 


465 


654 


91 


220 


180 


491 


163 


- 26 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 



478 


855 


1,333 


7S 


332 


543 


950 


383 


- 95 


12 


16 


28 


2 


4 


6 


12 


16 


+ 4 


490 


871 


1,361 


77 


336 


549 


962 


399 


- 91 



District 13 

Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 



31 


S7 


lis 


14 


42 


30 


86 


32 


+ 1 


40 


139 


174 


is 


80 


45 


143 


36 


- 4 


150 


153 


303 


32 


136 


67 


235 


68 


- 82 


221 


379 


600 


64 


258 


142 


464 


136 


- 85 



District 14 
Durham 



187 



918 



1,105 



100 



467 



369 



936 



169 



- 18 



District ISA 



Alamance 



282 



479 



761 



71 



177 



196 



444 



317 



+ 35 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



81 


37 


IIS 


5 


12 


57 


74 


44 


- 37 


201 


276 


477 


15 


147 


220 


382 


95 


-106 


282 


313 


595 


2(1 


159 


277 


456 


139 


-143 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



284 


657 


^41 


42 


435 


IIS 


595 


346 


+ 62 


164 


29 


193 


4 


70 


23 


97 


96 


- 68 


448 


686 


1,134 


46 


505 


141 


692 


442 


- 6 



-IN 



FELONY CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 17 

Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 

1977 


Total 
Caseload 

1977 




Cases Disposed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


By 
Jury 


By 
Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


22 


75 


97 


10 


33 


12 


55 


42 


+ 20 


277 


587 


864 


41 


489 


132 


662 


202 


- 75 


54 


98 


152 


17 


62 


5 


84 


68 


+ 14 


100 


240 


340 


24 


116 


62 


202 


138 


+ 38 


453 


1,000 


1,453 


92 


700 


211 


1,003 


450 


- 3 



District 18 



Guilford 
Greensboro 
High Point 
District Totals 



480 


1,880 


2,360 


72 


938 


497 


1,507 


853 


+ 373 


223 


493 


716 


31 


315 


135 


481 


235 


+ 12 


703 


2,373 


3,076 


103 


1,253 


632 


1,988 


1,088 


+385 



District 19 

Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 

District Totals 



195 


398 


593 


34 


321 


187 


542 


51 


-144 


35 


146 


181 


2 


60 


25 


87 


94 


+ 59 


234 


239 


473 


21 


174 


122 


323 


150 


- 84 


173 


581 


754 


19 


317 


245 


581 


173 





637 


1,364 


2,001 


82 


872 


579 


1,533 


468 


-169 



District 20 

Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 



64 


231 


295 


13 


106 


97 


216 


79 


+ 15 


99 


330 


429 


31 


127 


124 


282 


147 


+ 48 


80 


263 


343 


20 


135 


103 


258 


85 


+ 5 


99 


L69 


268 


32 


49 


86 


167 


101 


+ 2 


41 


325 


366 


22 


1 14 


L39 


305 


61 


+ 20 


383 


1,318 


1,701 


118 


561 


549 


1,228 


473 


+ 90 



District 21 
Forsyth 



164 



1,125 



1,289 



39 



793 



217 



1,049 



240 



+ 76 



District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 



31 


12 


43 


2 


28 


9 


39 


4 


- 27 


49 


30 


79 


8 


18 


36 


62 


17 


- 32 


28 


74 


102 


3 


41 


25 


69 


33 


+ 5 


107 


365 


472 


42 


155 


160 


357 


115 


+ 8 


215 


481 


696 


55 


242 


230 


527 


169 


- 46 



District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 



4 


2 


6 





3 


1 


4 


2 


- 2 


7 


72 


79 


1 


41 


6 


48 


31 


+ 24 


93 


268 


361 


42 


171 


61 


274 


87 


- 6 


79 


71 


150 


12 


85 


25 


122 


28 


- 51 


183 


413 


596 


55 


300 


93 


448 


148 


- 35 



District 24 

Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



38 


78 


116 


2 


11 


24 


37 


79 


+ 41 


23 


36 


59 


5 


14 


18 


37 


22 


- 1 


35 


46 


81 


8 


L6 


34 


58 


23 


- 12 


39 


55 


94 


11 


16 


26 


53 


41 


+ 2 


7 


45 


S2 


15 


Id 


7 


38 


14 


+ 7 


42 


260 


402 


41 


73 


109 


223 


179 


+ 37 



49 



FELONY CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



Cases 


Cases 
Filed 

1977 


Total 
Caseload 

1977 




Cases Disposed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 


Pending 

1/1/77 


Jury 


Bv 
Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


in Pending 
Cases 


94 


218 


312 


24 


103 


98 


225 


87 


- 7 


70 


269 


339 


27 


120 


77 


224 


115 


+ 45 


350 


678 


1,028 


48 


455 


280 


783 


245 


-105 


514 


1,165 


1,679 


99 


678 


455 


1,232 


447 


- 67 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 



1,528 



2,140 



3,668 



177 



1,042 



1,224 



2,443 



1,225 



-303 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



116 


442 


558 


49 


290 


124 


463 


95 


- 21 


106 


1,038 


1,144 


104 


436 


244 


784 


360 


+ 254 


54 


220 


274 


21 


138 


69 


228 


46 


- 8 


276 


1,700 


1,976 


i7J 


864 


437 


1,475 


501 


+225 



District 28 
Buncombe 



76 



71! 



797 



51 



363 



156 



570 



227 



+ 151 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



108 


260 


368 


24 


98 


87 


209 


[59 


+ 51 


65 


161 


226 


37 


42 


60 


139 


87 


+ 22 


31 


55 


86 


4 


16 


29 


49 


37 


+ 6 


165 


242 


407 


51 


92 


137 


260 


147 


- 18 


41 


92 


133 


13 


28 


33 


74 


59 


+ 18 


410 


810 


1,220 


109 


276 


346 


731 


489 


+ 79 



District 30 

Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Haywood 
Jackson 
Macon 
Swain 
District Totals 



1-1 


148 


162 


1 


35 


76 


112 


50 


+ 36 


5 


25 


30 


3 


13 


8 


24 


6 


+ 1 


11 


38 


49 





13 


20 


33 


16 


+ 5 


50 


280 


330 


3 


79 


94 


176 


154 


+ 104 


4N 


108 


156 


i 


35 


67 


103 


53 


+ 5 


12 


71 


83 





33 


21 


54 


29 


+ 17 


58 


38 


96 


7 


24 


44 


75 


21 


- 37 


98 


708 


906 


15 


232 


330 


577 


329 


+ 131 



STATE TOTALS 



10,608 



29,584 



40,192 



2,484 



15,127 



11,208 



28,819 



11,373 



+ 765 



50 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 
Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 
1977 


Total 
Caseload 

1977 




Cases Dis 


posed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


By 

Jurv 


Bv 

Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


32 


47 


79 


7 


39 


20 


66 


13 


- 19 


35 


181 


216 


5 


7S 


99 


182 


34 


- r 


31 


229 


260 


24 


131 


48 


203 


S7 


+ 26 


62 


266 


328 


22 


95 


140 


257 


71 


+ 9 


6 


67 


73 


8 


si 


5 


64 


9 


+ 3 


110 


373 


483 


28 


161 


199 


388 


95 


- 15 


2^ 


89 


112 


4 


33 


44 


81 


31 


+ 8 


299 


1,252 


1,551 


98 


588 


555 


1,241 


310 


+ 11 



District 2 

Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 



65 


163 


228 


34 


79 


67 


180 


48 


- 17 


17 


43 


60 


6 


15 


14 


35 


25 


+ 8 


39 


87 


126 


13 


41 


34 


HH 


38 


- 1 


16 


28 


44 


3 


13 


11 


27 


17 


+ 1 


7 


67 


74 


8 


31 


19 


58 


16 


+ 9 


44 


388 


532 


64 


179 


145 


388 


144 


ft 



District 3 

Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 

District Totals 



51 


L59 


210 


16 


55 


65 


136 


74 


+ 23 


69 


261 


330 


24 


149 


111 


284 


46 


- 23 


45 


39 


84 


1 


33 


27 


61 


23 


- 22 


72 


465 


537 


2K 


211 


151 


390 


147 


+ 75 


237 


924 


1,161 


69 


448 


354 


871 


290 


+ 53 



District 4 

Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 

District Totals 



10 


41 


51 


1 


22 


4 


27 


24 


+ 14 





16 


16 


2 


3 


3 


8 


8 


+ 8 


22 


222 


244 


16 


102 


94 


212 


32 


+ 10 


26 


218 


244 


25 


107 


62 


194 


50 


+ 24 


58 


497 


555 


44 


234 


163 


448 


114 


+ 56 



District 5 

New Hanover 
Pender 

District Totals 



41 


561 


652 


59 


234 


176 


469 


183 


+ 92 


23 


116 


139 


14 


39 


37 


90 


49 


+ 26 


14 


677 


791 


73 


273 


213 


559 


232 


+ 118 



District 6 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 



22 


90 


112 


12 


2> 


23 


60 


S2 


+ 30 


41 


141 


182 


3 


81 


64 


148 


34 


- 7 


27 


78 


105 


1 


2^ 


19 


44 


56 


+ 29 


17 


53 


70 


7 


2S 


15 


47 


23 


+ 6 


107 


362 


469 


23 


160 


128 


304 


K6S 


+ 58 



District 7 

Edgecombe 
Nash 
Wilson 
District Totals 



51 


313 


364 


14 


188 


85 


287 


77 


+ 26 


79 


534 


613 


9 


312 


134 


455 


158 


+ 79 


89 


278 


367 


26 


146 


107 


279 


88 


- 1 


!19 


1,125 


1,344 


49 


646 


326 


1,021 


323 


+ 104 



51 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 8 

Greene 

Lenoir 

Wayne 

District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 

I') 

61 

68 

148 



Cases 
Filed 

1977 


Total 
Caseload 

1977 


By 

Jury 


By 

Plea 


62 


81 


5 


30 


388 


449 


23 


142 


265 


333 


40 


1(H) 


715 


863 


68 


272 



Cases Disposed of, 1977 



, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Iher 


Total 
Dispositions 


31 


66 


15 


- 4 


244 


409 


40 


- 21 


144 


284 


49 


- 19 


419 


759 


KM 


- 44 



District 9 

Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 



273 


387 


660 


24 


225 


181 


430 


230 


- 43 


127 


158 


285 


5 


63 


79 


14" 


138 


+ 11 


185 


166 


351 


16 


126 


131 


273 


78 


-107 


166 


192 


358 


58 


70 


52 


180 


178 


+ 12 


39 


63 


102 


3 


35 


35 


73 


29 


- 10 


790 


966 


1,756 


106 


519 


478 


1,103 


653 


-137 



District 10 



Wake 



267 



1,016 



1,283 



90 



359 



311 



760 



523 



+256 



District 11 

Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 



8 


» 


47 


8 


9 


15 


32 


15 


+ 7 


17 


106 


123 


29 


29 


43 


101 


22 


+ 5 


20 


56 


76 


14 


26 


20 


60 


16 


- 4 


45 


201 


246 


51 


64 


78 


193 


53 


+ 8 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 



182 


587 


769 


42 


230 


217 


489 


280 


+ 98 


21 


164 


185 


14 


58 


36 


IDS 


77 


+ 56 


203 


751 


954 


56 


288 


253 


597 


357 


+ 154 



District 13 

Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 



63 


87 


L50 


19 


52 


28 


99 


51 


- 12 


51 


110 


161 


13 


50 


64 


127 


34 


- 17 


no 


214 


344 


46 


74 


131 


251 


93 


- 37 


244 


411 


655 


78 


176 


223 


477 


178 


- 66 



District 14 
Durham 

District ISA 
Alamance 



29 



131 



306 



375 



335 



506 



25 



51 



96 



214 



63 



123 



184 



388 



151 



118 



+ 122 



- 13 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



50 


139 


189 


13 


60 


63 


136 


53 


+ 3 


52 


123 


175 


7 


57 


72 


136 


39 


- 13 


02 


262 


364 


20 


117 


135 


272 


92 


- 10 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



123 


327 


450 


14 


12' 


147 


288 


162 


+ 39 


1 


40 


41 


4 


18 


14 


36 


5 


+ 4 


124 


367 


491 


18 


145 


161 


324 


167 


+ 43 



52 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 17 

Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 
1977 


Total 
Caseload 

1977 




Cases Disposed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


By 

Jury 


By 
Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


25 


50 


75 


5 


23 


37 


65 


10 


- 15 


236 


461 


697 


12 


301 


266 


579 


L18 


-118 


101 


121 


222 


21 


62 


61 


144 


78 


- 23 


14.1 


371 


514 


18 


80 


190 


288 


226 


+ 83 


505 


1,003 


1,508 


56 


466 


554 


1,076 


432 


- 73 



District 18 



Guilford 
Greensboro 
High Point 
District Totals 

District 19 



Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 



215 


946 


1,161 


26 


292 


286 


604 


557 


+ 342 


157 


173 


330 


7 


84 


89 


180 


150 


- 7 


372 


1,119 


1,491 


33 


376 


375 


784 


707 


+ 335 


311 


545 


856 


41 


349 


371 


761 


95 


-216 


91 


83 


174 


7 


66 


45 


118 


56 


- 35 


322 


386 


708 


^2 


205 


220 


457 


251 


- 71 


208 


400 


608 


33 


211 


246 


490 


118 


- 90 


932 


1,414 


2,346 


113 


831 


882 


1,826 


520 


-412 



District 20 

Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 



26 


123 


149 


6 


49 


62 


117 


32 


+ 6 


35 


147 


182 


2 


47 


71 


120 


62 


+ 27 


64 


227 


291 


18 


109 


98 


225 


66 


+ 2 


64 


164 


228 


47 


51 


51 


149 


79 


+ 15 


62 


225 


287 


14 


83 


137 


234 


53 


- 9 


251 


886 


1,137 


87 


339 


419 


845 


292 


+ 41 



District 21 
Forsyth 



131 



1,036 



1,167 



22 



579 



399 



1,000 



167 



+ 36 



District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 



w 


202 


241 


4 


88 


80 


172 


69 


+ 30 


ISO 


738 


888 


64 


279 


352 


695 


193 


+ 43 


42 


110 


152 


14 


42 


59 


115 


37 


- 5 


78 


327 


405 


44 


154 


149 


347 


58 


- 20 


309 


1,377 


1,686 


126 


563 


640 


1,329 


357 


+ 48 



District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 



23 


31 


54 


4 


18 


7 


29 


25 


+ 2 


30 


65 


95 


1 


39 


17 


57 


38 


+ 8 


91 


181 


272 


l l ) 


L )> 


60 


174 


98 


+ 7 


2S 


86 


111 


13 


21 


23 


57 


54 


+ 29 


169 


363 


532 


37 


173 


107 


317 


215 


+ 46 



53 



MISDEMEANOR CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 

BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 24 

Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



Cases 
''ending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 

1977 


Total 

Caseload 

1977 




Cases Dispt 


>sed of, 1977 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 


By 

Jury 


Bv 
Plea 


Other 


Total 
Dispositions 


Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


2() 


27 


47 


3 


4 


9 


16 


31 


+ ii 


22- 


28 


51 


8 


13 


16 


37 


14 


- 9 


8 


20 


28 





5 


8 


13 


15 


+ 7 


14 


77 


91 


4 


5 


13 


22 


69 


+ 55 





20 


20 


1 


6 


3 


10 


10 


+ 10 


ft r . 


172 


237 


16 


33 


49 


98 


139 


+ 74 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



101 


207 


308 


16 


50 


148 


214 


94 


- 7 


96 


203 


299 


29 


89 


105 


223 


76 


- 20 


240 


529 


769 


40 


241 


311 


592 


177 


- 63 


437 


939 


1,376 


85 


380 


564 


1,029 


347 


- 90 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 



595 



858 



1,453 



46 



588 



430 



1,064 



389 



-206 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



62 


217 


279 


28 


98 


117 


243 


36 


- 26 


65 


431 


496 


63 


150 


155 


368 


128 


+ 63 


16 


110 


126 


16 


44 


25 


85 


41 


+ 25 


143 


758 


901 


107 


292 


297 


696 


205 


+ 62 



District 28 
Buncombe 



149 



416 



565 



68 



218 



208 



494 



71 



78 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



84 


82 


166 


6 


43 


29 


78 


88 


+ 4 


37 


81 


118 


10 


23 


46 


79 


39 


+ 2 


13 


42 


55 


3 


10 


22 


35 


20 


+ 7 


142 


157 


299 


22 


65 


116 


203 


96 


- 46 


10 


44 


54 


16 


5 


9 


30 


24 


+ 14 


286 


406 


692 


57 


146 


222 


425 


267 


- 19 



District 30 

Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Haywood 
Jackson 
Macon 
Swain 
District Totals 



33 


36 


69 


4 


22 


21 


47 


22 


- 11 


5 


II 


16 





8 


2 


10 


6 


+ 1 


14 


29 


43 


1 


10 


7 


18 


23 


+ 11 


103 


147 


250 


2 


39 


73 


114 


136 


+ 33 


48 


37 


85 


4 


21 


31 


56 


29 


- 19 


11 


46 


57 


1 


26 


12 


39 


18 


+ 7 


4 


32 


36 





16 


3 


19 


17 


+ 13 


218 


338 


556 


12 


142 


144 


303 


253 


+ 35 



STATE TOTALS 



7,823 



21,680 



29,503 



1,848 



9,904 



9,416 



21,168 



8,335 



+512 



54 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 


District 1 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


106 


85 


80.2% 


21 


85 


24.7% 


17 


Chowan 


306 


260 


85.0% 


46 


260 


17.7% 


6 


Currituck 


290 


224 


77.2% 


66 


224 


29.5% 


2" 


Dare 


415 


316 


76.1% 


99 


316 


31.3% 


$3 


Gates 


84 


75 


89.3% 


9 


75 


12.0% 


2 


Pasquotank 


669 


536 


80.1% 


133 


536 


24.8% 


18 


Perquimans 


158 


120 


75.9% 


38 


120 


31.7% 


34 


District Totals 


2,028 


1,616 


79.7% 


412 


1,616 


25.5% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


570 


439 


77.0% 


L31 


439 


29.8% 


M) 


Hyde 


77 


49 


63.6% 


28 


49 


57.1% 


77 


Martin 


340 


249 


73.2% 


91 


249 


36.5% 


12 


Tyrrell 


53 


32 


60.4% 


21 


32 


65.6% 


83 


Washington 


145 


117 


80.7% 


28 


117 


23.9% 


15 


District Totals 


1,185 


886 


74.8% 


299 


886 


33.7% 




District 3 
















Carteret 


621 


374 


60.2% 


247 


374 


66.0% 


85 


Craven 


798 


650 


81.5% 


148 


650 


22.8% 


13 


Pamlico 


138 


94 


68.1% 


44 


94 


46.8% 


60 


Pitt 


1,353 


942 


69.6% 


411 


942 


43.6% 


53 


District Totals 


2,910 


2,060 


70.8% 


850 


2,060 


41.3% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


161 


106 


65.8% 


55 


101, 


51.9% 


69 


Jones 


30 


16 


53.3% 


14 


16 


87.5% 


96 


Onslow 


1,614 


1,390 


86.1% 


224 


1,390 


16.1% 


5 


Sampson 


538 


474 


88.1% 


64 


474 


13.5% 


5 


District Totals 


2,343 


1,986 


84.8% 


357 


1,986 


18.0% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


2,059 


1,618 


78.6% 


441 


1,618 


27.3% 


24 


Pender 


332 


219 


66.0% 


113 


219 


51.6% 


67 


District Totals 


2,391 


1,837 


76.8% 


554 


1,837 


30.2% 




District 6 
















Bertie 


191 


129 


67.5% 


62 


12') 


48.1% 


61 


Halifax 


447 


375 


83.9% 


72 


375 


19.2% 


8 


Hertford 


334 


154 


46.1% 


180 


154 


116.9% 


98 


Northampton 


121 


78 


64.5% 


43 


78 


55.1% 


75 


District Totals 


1,093 


736 


67.3% 


.157 


736 


48.5% 




District 7 
















Edgecombe 


686 


503 


73.3% 


183 


503 


36.4% 


41 


Nash 


1,093 


815 


74.6% 


278 


815 


34.1% 


is 


Wilson 


886 


624 


70.4% 


262 


624 


42.0% 


49 


District Totals 


2,665 


1,942 


72.9% 


723 


1,942 


37.2% 





* Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1977 plus the number filed during 1977. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. 
The county ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to 
dispositions during 1977, etc. 



55 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 


District 8 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Greene 


182 


147 


80.8% 


35 


147 


23.8% 


14 


Lenoir 


912 


759 


83.2% 


153 


759 


20.2% 


10 


Wayne 


790 


689 


87.2% 


101 


689 


14.7% 


4 


District Totals 


1,884 


1,595 


84.7% 


289 


1,595 


18.1% 




District 9 
















Franklin 


712 


469 


65.9% 


243 


469 


51.8% 


68 


Granville 


524 


299 


57.1% 


225 


299 


75.3% 


89 


Person 


634 


505 


79.7% 


129 


505 


25.5% 


19 


Vance 


714 


521 


73.0% 


193 


521 


37.0% 


43 


Warren 


279 


183 


65.6% 


96 


183 


52.5% 


72 


District Totals 


2,863 


1,977 


69.1% 


886 


1,977 


44.8% 




District 10 

















Wake 



3,465 



2,159 



62.3% 



1,306 



2,159 



60.5% 



so 



District 11 



Harnett 


230 


167 


72.6% 


63 


167 


37.7% 


44 


Johnston 


460 


344 


74.8% 


116 


344 


33.7% 


37 


Lee 


210 


173 


82.4% 


37 


173 


21.4% 


12 


District Totals 


900 


684 


76.0% 


216 


684 


31.6% 




District 12 
















Cumberland 


2,102 


1,439 


68.5% 


663 


1,439 


46.1% 


58 


Hoke 


213 


120 


56.3% 


93 


120 


77.5% 


91 


District Totals 


2,315 


1,559 


67.3% 


756 


1,559 


48.5% 




District 13 
















Bladen 


268 


185 


69.0% 


83 


185 


44.9% 


54 


Brunswick 


340 


270 


79.4% 


70 


270 


25.9% 


:: 


Columbus 


647 


486 


75.1% 


161 


486 


33.1% 


35 


District Totals 


1,255 


941 


75.0% 


314 


941 


33.4% 




District 14 

















Durham 



1,440 



1,120 



77.8% 



320 



1,120 



28.6% 



28 



District 15A 



Alamance 


1,267 


832 


65.7% 


435 


832 


52.3% 


"I 


District 15B 
















Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


307 
652 
959 


210 
518 
728 


68.4% 
79.4% 
75.9% 


97 
134 
231 


210 
518 

728 


46.2% 
25.9% 
31.7% 


59 
21 


District 16 

















Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



1,391 

234 

1,625 



883 

133 

1,016 



63.5% 
56.8% 
62.5% 



508 
101 
609 



883 

133 

1,016 



57.5% 
75.9% 
59.9% 



78 
90 



56 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 



District 17 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County Ranking 
on Ratios 


Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 


172 

1,561 

374 

854 

2,961 


120 

1,241 

228 

490 

2,079 


69.8% 
79.5% 
61.0% 
57.4% 
70.2% 


52 
320 
146 
364 
882 


120 

1,241 

228 

490 

2,079 


43.3% 
25.8% 
64.0% 
74.3% 
42.4% 


52 
20 
81 
88 


District 18 
















Guilford 
Greensboro 
High Point 
District Totals 


3,521 
1,046 
4,567 


2,111 
661 

2,772 


60.0% 
63.2% 
60.7% 


1,410 

385 

1,795 


2,111 
661 

2,772 


66.8% 
58.2% 
64.8% 


82 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


1,449 
355 
1,181 
1,362 
4,347 


1,303 

205 

780 

1,071 

3,359 


89.9% 
57.7% 
66.0% 
78.6% 
77.3% 


146 

ISO 
4(11 
2^)1 
988 


1,303 

205 

780 

1,071 

3,359 


11.2% 
73.2% 
51.4% 
27.2% 
29.4% 


1 
87 
65 
23 


District 20 
















Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


444 
611 
634 
496 
653 
2,838 


333 
402 
483 
316 
539 
2,073 


75.0% 
65.8% 
76.2% 
63.7% 
82.5% 
73.0% 


111 
209 
151 
180 
114 
765 


333 
402 
483 
316 
539 
2,073 


33.3% 
52.0% 
31.3% 
57.0% 
21.2% 
36.9% 


36 

7(1 
32 
76 
11 


District 21 

















Forsyth 



2,456 



2,049 



83.4% 



407 



2,049 



19.9% 



District 22 



Alexander 


284 


211 


74.3% 


73 


211 


34.6% 


39 


Davidson 


967 


757 


78.2% 


21(1 


757 


27.7% 


25 


Davie 


254 


184 


72.4% 


70 


184 


38.0% 


4^ 


Iredell 


877 


704 


80.3% 


L73 


704 


24.6% 


L6 


District Totals 


2,382 


1,856 


77.9% 


526 


1,856 


28.3% 




District 23 
















Alleghany 


60 


33 


55.0% 


27 


33 


81.8% 


'14 


Ashe 


174 


105 


60.3% 


69 


105 


65.7% 


84 


Wilkes 


633 


448 


70.8% 


IKS 


448 


41.3% 


48 


Yadkin 


261 


179 


68.6% 


82 


179 


45.8% 


56 


District Totals 


1,128 


765 


67.8% 


363 


765 


47.5% 




District 24 

















Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



163 

IK) 
L09 
185 
72 
639 



53 
74 
71 
75 
4K 
321 



32.5% 
67.3% 
65.1% 
40.5% 
66.7% 
50.2% 



IK) 
36 
38 

110 
24 

318 



53 
74 
71 
75 

4K 
321 



207.5% 
48.6% 
53.5% 

146.7% 
50.0% 
99.1% 



100 
62 

74 
99 
63 



57 



RATIOS OF SUPERIOR COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 


District 25 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Burke 


620 


439 


70.8% 


181 


439 


41.2% 


47 


Caldwell 


638 


447 


70.1% 


I'M 


447 


42.7% 


51 


Catawba 


1,797 


1,375 


76.5% 


422 


1,375 


30.7% 


31 


District Totals 


3,055 


2,261 


74.0% 


794 


2,261 


35.1% 




District 26 
















Mecklenburg 


5,121 


3,507 


68.5% 


1,614 


3,507 


46.0% 


57 


District 27 
















Cleveland 


837 


706 


84.3% 


131 


706 


18.6% 


7 


Gaston 


1,640 


1,152 


70.2% 


488 


1,152 


42.4% 


50 


Lincoln 


400 


313 


78.3% 


87 


313 


27.8% 


26 


District Totals 


2,877 


2,171 


75.5% 


706 


2,171 


32.5% 




District 28 
















Buncombe 


1,362 


1,064 


78.1% 


298 


1,064 


28.0% 


27 


District 29 
















Henderson 


534 


2M7 


53.7% 


247 


287 


86.1% 


95 


McDowell 


344 


218 


63.4% 


126 


218 


57.8% 


79 


Polk 


141 


84 


59.6% 


57 


84 


67.9% 


86 


Rutherford 


706 


463 


65.6% 


243 


463 


52.5% 


73 


Transylvania 


187 


104 


55.6% 


83 


104 


79.8% 


92 


District Totals 


1,912 


1,156 


60.5% 


75ft 


1,156 


65.4% 




District 30 
















Cherokee 


231 


159 


68.8% 


72 


L59 


45.3% 


55 


Clay 


\i, 


34 


73.9% 


12 


34 


35.3% 


40 


Graham 


92 


51 


55.4% 


41 


51 


80.4% 


93 


Haywood 


580 


290 


50.0% 


290 


290 


100.0% 


97 


Jackson 


241 


159 


66.0% 


82 


159 


51.6% 


66 


Macon 


I 10 


93 


66.4% 


47 


93 


50.5% 


64 


Swain 


132 


94 


71.2% 


38 


94 


40.4% 


46 


District Totals 


1,462 


880 


60.2% 


582 


880 


66.1% 





STATE TOTALS 



69,695 



49,987 



71.7% 



19,708 



49,987 



39.4% 



58 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Grealer 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To S Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



l l > 
7* 
21 
59 
II 

148 
39 

375 



I 



9 

47.4% 5.3% 

17 27 

21.8% 34.6% 

2 4 

9.5% 19.0% 
13 18 

22.0% 30.5% 20.3% 
1 
9.1% 

47 54 20 

31.8% 36.5% 13.5% 

13 1 7 

33.3% 2.6% 17.9% 

102 105 58 



1 4 2 

5.3% 21.1% 10.5% 

14 10 9 

17.9% 12.8% 11.5% 

4 5 5 

19.0% 23.8% 23.8% 

12 11 2 

18.6% 3.4% 

4 1 

36.4% 9.1% 

21 6 

14.2% 4.1% 

4 12 

10.3% 30.8% 

59 37 



2 

10.5% 

1 

1.3% 



2 
3.4% 



27.2% 28.0% 15.5% 15.7% 9.9% 



5 
1.3% 



1 

1.7% 

5 

45.5% 



1 
2.6% 

7 
1.9% 



1 

2.6% 
1 

0.3% 



4.8% 



1 

0.3% 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



259 


59 
22.8% 


93 
35.9% 


10 

3.9% 


74 
28.6% 


9 

3.5% 


14 

5.4% 






14 


3 
21.4% 




2 
14.3% 


7 
50.0% 


2 
14.3% 








161 


34 
21.1% 


28 
17.4% 


23 
14.3% 


26 
16.1% 


21 
13.0% 


23 
14.3% 


5 
3.1% 


1 

0.6% 


5 


1 

20.0% 




3 
60.0% 


1 

20.0% 










59 


27 
45.8% 


8 
13.6% 


9 
15.3% 


8 
13.6% 


7 
11.9% 








498 


124 

24.9% 


129 

25.9% 


47 
9.4% 


116 

23.3% 


39 

7.8% 


37 
7.4% 


5 
1.0% 


1 

0.2% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



238 



366 



33 



552 



1,189 



42 
17.6% 


122 
51.3% 


30 
12.6% 


31 

13.0% 


12 
5.0% 




1 
0.4% 




86 
23.5% 


145 
39.6% 


34 
9.3% 


66 
18.0% 


35 
9.6% 








1 
3.0% 


12 
36.4% 


3 
9.1% 


5 

15.2% 


9 

27.3% 


3 
9.1% 






132 
23.9% 


108 
19.6% 


121 
21.9% 


95 

17.2% 


79 
14.3% 


7 
1.3% 


8 
1.4% 


2 
0.4% 


261 

22.0% 


387 

32.5% 


188 

15.8% 


197 
16.6% 


135 
11.4% 


10 

0.8% 


9 

0.8% 


2 
0.2% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



79 



1,178 



280 



1,545 



19 
24.1% 


5 

6.3% 

4 

50.0% 


12 
15.2% 

1 
12.5% 


12 

15.2% 

3 

37.5% 


12 

15.2% 


19 
24.1% 




437 
37.1% 


451 
38.3% 


143 
12.1% 


141 

12.0% 


6 

0.5% 






82 
29.3% 


77 
27.5% 


6 

2.1% 


98 
35.0% 


14 
5.0% 




3 
1.1% 


538 

34.8% 


537 
34.8% 


162 

10.5% 


254 
16.4% 


32 

2.1% 


19 

1.2% 


3 
0.2% 



59 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



1,149 



12 l > 



1,278 



527 
45.9% 

37 
28.7% 

564 
44.1% 



308 
26.8% 

14 
10.9% 
322 
25.2% 



61-90 
Days 

146 
12.7% 

39 
30.2% 

185 
14.5% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



114 

9.9% 

23 

17.8% 

137 
10.7% 



39 
3.4% 

6 
4.7% 
45 
3.5% 



10 
0.9% 

10 
7.8% 

20 
1.6% 



5 
0.4% 



5 
0.4% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



69 



227 



105 



31 



432 



17 
24.6% 


21 
30.4% 


14 

20.3% 


5 
7.2% 


8 
11.6% 


1 

1.4% 


3 

4.3% 


48 
21.1% 


53 
23.3% 


54 
23.8% 


52 
22.9% 


10 
4.4% 


10 
4.4% 




37 
35.2% 


15 
14.3% 


11 

10.5% 


22 
21.0% 


15 
14.3% 


5 
4.8% 




12 

38.7% 


6 

19.4% 


5 
16.1% 


6 
19.4% 


2 
6.5% 






114 

26.4% 


95 

22.0% 


84 
19.4% 


85 

19.7% 


35 
8.1% 


16 

3.7% 


3 

0.7% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



216 



360 



345 



92! 



80 
37.0% 


81 
37.5% 


27 
12.5% 


15 

6.9% 


11 

5.1% 


2 

0.9% 








112 

31.1% 


117 
32.5% 


43 
11.9% 


42 

11.7% 


14 

3.9% 


6 

1.7% 


13 

3.6% 


13 

3.6% 




137 
39.7% 


66 
19.1% 


39 
11.3% 


30 
8.7% 


18 

5.2% 


46 

13.3% 


5 
1.4% 




4 

1.2% 


329 

35.7% 


264 

28.7% 


109 

11.8% 


87 
9.4% 


43 

4.7% 


54 

5.9% 


18 

2.0% 


13 

1.4% 


4 

0.4% 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



SI 



350 



405 



836 



20 
24.7% 


19 

23.5% 


3 

3.7% 


29 
35.8% 


9 
11.1% 


1 

1.2% 






116 

33.1% 


127 
36.3% 


30 

8.6% 


45 
12.9% 


27 
7.7% 


5 
1.4% 






91 

22.5% 


146 
36.0% 


70 
17.3% 


52 
12.8% 


18 
4.4% 


25 
6.2% 


2 

0.5% 


1 

0.2% 


227 
27.2% 


292 

34.9% 


103 

12.3% 


126 

15.1% 


54 

6.5% 


31 

3.7% 


2 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



39 


22 
56.4% 


5 
12.8% 


8 
20.5% 


3 

7.7% 


1 

2.6% 










152 


9 
5.9% 


3 
2.0% 


1 

0.7% 


64 

42.1% 


43 

28.3% 


11 

7.2% 


10 

6.6% 


3 

2.0% 


8 

5.3% 


232 


7 
3.0% 


15 
6.5% 


27 
11.6% 


104 

44.8% 


32 
13.8% 


36 

15.5% 


7 
3.0% 




4 
1.7% 


341 


50 


55 
6.8% 


50 


59 
12.2% 


85 
47.3% 


36 

25.7% 


6 
8.1% 






IK) 


7 
6.4% 


7 
6.4% 


15 
13.6% 


36 

32.7% 


21 
19.1% 


11 

10.0% 


11 

10.0% 


2 
1.8% 




874 


95 

7.4% 


85 
5.8% 


101 

8.4% 


266 

35.6% 


182 

21.7% 


94 

12.7% 


34 

5.6% 


5 
0.8% 


12 
2.8% 



60 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 



Wake 1,399 227 365 213 316 221 52 5 

% of Total 16.2% 26.1% 15.2% 22.6% 15.8% 3.7% 0.4% 

District 11 



Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 
% of Total 

District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 

District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

District 14 



135 


38 
28.1% 


20 

14.8% 


19 

14.1% 


27 
20.0% 


15 
11.1% 


8 
5.9% 


8 

5.9% 


243 


41 
16.9% 


75 
30.9% 


44 
18.1% 


65 

26.7% 


18 
7.4% 






113 


23 
20.4% 


34 
30.1% 


20 

17.7% 


27 
23.9% 


8 

7.1% 


1 

0.9% 




491 


102 

20.8% 


129 

26.3% 


83 
16.9% 


119 

24.2% 


41 

8.4% 


9 

1.8% 


8 

1.6% 



950 


125 

13.2% 


149 

15.7% 


117 

12.3% 


286 
30.1% 


165 

17.4% 


105 

11.1% 


3 

0.3% 




12 




2 
16.7% 




4 

33.3% 


3 
25.0% 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 


1 

8.3% 


962 


125 

13.0% 


151 

15.7% 


117 

12.2% 


290 

30.1% 


168 

17.5% 


106 
11.0% 


4 

0.4% 


1 

0.1% 



86 


17 
19.8% 


6 

7.0% 


13 
15.1% 


18 

20.9% 


18 
20.9% 


10 
11.6% 


4 

4.7% 






143 


6 

4.2% 


20 
14.0% 


37 
25.9% 


53 

37.1% 


18 
12.6% 


2 
1.4% 


1 

0.7% 




6 

4.2% 


235 


5 
2.1% 


45 
19.1% 


20 
8.5% 


58 
24.7% 


74 
31.5% 


19 

8.1% 


7 
3.0% 


4 
1.7% 


3 

1.3% 


464 


28 

6.0% 


71 

15.3% 


70 

15.1% 


129 

27.8% 


110 

23.7% 


31 

6.7% 


12 
2.6% 


4 

0.9% 


9 

1.9% 



Durham 936 189 187 250 168 96 45 1 

% of Total 20.2% 20.0% 26.7% 17.9% 10.3% 4.8% 0.1% 

District 15 A 



Alamance 444 48 27 61 125 95 69 11 7 1 

% of Total 10.8% 6.1% 13.7% 28.2% 21.4% 15.5% 2.5% 1.6% 0.2% 

District 15B 



Chatham 74 

% of Total 
Orange 382 

% of total 
District Totals 456 

% of Total 3.1% 15.1% 17.3% 20.4% 16.4% 14.0% 7.5% 6.1°/ 









1 
1.4% 


16 

21.6% 


33 

44.6% 


18 
24.3% 


6 

8.1% 


14 

3.7% 


69 
18.1% 


79 
20.7% 


92 
24.1% 


59 
15.4% 


31 
8.1% 


16 

4.2% 


22 
5.8% 


14 


69 


79 


93 


75 


64 


34 


28 



61 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Vr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To 5 Yrs 


Create 
Than 5 1 


595 


141 

23.7% 


127 
21.3% 


82 

13.8% 


81 
13.6% 


93 
15.6% 


61 
10.3% 


7 
1.2% 


3 
0.5% 






47 


9 

9.3% 


3 

3.1% 


17 

17.5% 


4 
4.1% 


24 

24.7% 


17 
17.5% 


17 
17.5% 


3 

3.1% 


1 

1.0% 


2 

2.1% 


692 


150 

21.7% 


130 

18.8% 


99 

14.3% 


85 

12.3% 


117 
16.9% 


78 
11.3% 


24 

3.5% 


6 

0.9% 


1 

0.1% 


2 
0.3% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



55 



662 



84 



202 



1,003 



4 

7.3% 


11 
20.0% 


7 
12.7% 


21 
38.2% 


10 
18.2% 


2 
3.6% 






80 

2.1% 


118 
17.8% 


77 
11.6% 


234 

35.3% 


99 
15.0% 


51 

7.7% 


3 
0.5% 






14 
16.7% 


20 
23.8% 


21 
25.0% 


23 
27.4% 


5 
6.0% 




1 
1.2% 


2 
1.0% 


25 
12.4% 


15 

7.4% 


103 
51.0% 


53 
26.2% 


4 

2.0% 






86 
8.6% 


168 

16.7% 


119 

11.9% 


379 

37.8% 


185 

18.4% 


62 

6.2% 


3 

0.3% 


1 

0.1% 



District 18 

Guilford 
Greensboro 

% of Total 
High Point 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,507 



481 



1,988 



296 
19.6% 


384 
25.5% 


307 
20.4% 


273 
18.1% 


199 

13.2% 


48 

3.2% 




53 
11.0% 


92 
19.1% 


64 
13.3% 


182 
37.8% 


71 
14.8% 


12 

2.5% 


7 
1.5% 


349 

17.6% 


476 

23.9% 


371 

18.7% 


455 

22.9% 


270 
13.6% 


60 

3.0% 


7 
0.4% 



District I'l 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 
% of Total 



542 


126 

23.2% 


122 
22.5% 


59 
10.9% 


85 

15.7% 


90 

16.6% 


40 

7.4% 


3 
0.6% 


2 
0.4% 


8 

1.5% 


7 
1.3% 


87 


14 
16.1% 


52 
59.8% 


11 
12.6% 


7 
8.0% 


1 
1.1% 


1 
1.1% 




1 
1.1% 






323 


40 
12.4% 


6 

1.9% 


10 

3.1% 


71 
22.0% 


136 
42.1% 


54 
16.7% 


6 

1.9% 








581 


119 
20.5% 


179 
30.8% 


107 
18.4% 


107 
18.4% 


30 

5.2% 


16 
2.8% 


2 

0.3% 


9 

1.5% 


5 
0.9% 


7 
1.2% 


,533 


299 

19.5% 


359 

23.4% 


187 

12.2% 


270 

17.6% 


257 
16.8% 


HI 

7.2% 


11 

0.7% 


12 

0.8% 


13 

0.8% 


14 

0.9% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



216 



282 



258 



!(-• 



305 



1,228 



49 
22.7% 


27 
12.5% 


35 

16.2% 


55 

25.5% 


38 
17.6% 


7 
3.2% 


2 

0.9% 




3 
1.4% 


74 
26.2% 


84 
29.8% 


51 
18.1% 


44 
15.6% 


19 

6.7% 


10 
3.5% 








99 
38.4% 


56 

21.7% 


19 

7.4% 


54 
20.9% 


21 
8.1% 


4 
1.6% 




5 
1.9% 




11 
6.6% 


44 
26.3% 


27 
16.2% 


33 

19.8"„ 


27 
16.2% 


10 
6.0% 


14 
8.4% 


1 

0.6% 




141 
46.2% 


66 
21.6% 


30 

9.8% 


47 
15.4% 


14 

4.6% 


6 

2.0% 


1 

0.3% 






374 
30.5% 


277 
22.6% 


162 

13.2% 


233 
19.0% 


119 

9.7% 


37 
3.0% 


17 

1.4% 


6 

0.5% 


3 

0.2% 



62 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



1,049 



281 

26.8% 



442 

42.1% 



61-90 
Days 

91 

8.7% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



109 

10.4% 



112 

10.7% 



11 

1.0% 



1 

0.1% 



2 
0.2% 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



39 


1 

2.6% 


6 

15.4% 




9 

23.1% 


7 
17.9% 


16 

41.0% 




62 


9 

14.5% 


8 
12.9% 


7 
11.3% 


12 

19.4% 


8 
12.9% 


16 

25.8% 


2 
3.2% 


69 


9 
13.0% 


9 
13.0% 


16 

23.2% 


23 
33.3% 


8 
11.6% 


1 
1.4% 


2 
2.9% 


357 


17 
4.8% 


101 

28.3% 


50 
14.0% 


109 
30.5% 


70 
19.6% 


10 

2.8% 




527 


36 

6.8% 


124 

23.5% 


73 
13.9% 


153 

29.0% 


93 

17.6% 


43 

8.2% 


4 

0.8% 



1 

1.4% 



0.2% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



4 


1 
25.0% 




1 
25.0% 






2 
50.0% 






48 


15 
31.3% 


3 

6.3% 


18 
37.5% 


7 
14.6% 


5 
10.4% 








274 


88 
32.1% 


29 
10.6% 


23 
8.4% 


79 
28.8% 


27 
9.9% 


19 

6.9% 


7 
2.6% 


2 

0.7% 


122 


2 
1.6% 


56 
45.9% 


21 
17.2% 


30 
24.6% 


13 
10.7% 








448 


106 

23.7% 


88 
19.6% 


63 
14.1% 


116 

25.9% 


45 
10.0% 


21 
4.7% 


7 
1.6% 


2 
0.4% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



17 


2 
5.4% 


5 
13.5% 




26 
70.3% 


2 
5.4% 


2 

5.4% 






37 


7 
18.9% 


1 

2.7% 


2 

5.4% 


9 
24.3% 


5 
13.5% 


2 
5.4% 


10 

27.0% 


1 

2.7% 


58 


1 

1.7% 


2 
3.4% 


4 
6.9% 


27 
46.6% 


17 
29.3% 


3 

5.2% 


3 

5.2% 




53 


2 

3.8% 


2 

3.8% 


8 
15.1% 


16 

30.2% 


24 
45.3% 


1 

1.9% 






38 


12 
31.6% 


7 
18.4% 


9 

23.7% 


7 
18.4% 


2 
5.3% 


1 

2.6% 






123 


24 

10.8% 


17 

7.6% 


23 

10.3% 


85 
38.1% 


50 

22.4% 


9 

4.0% 


13 
5.8% 


1 

0.4% 



1.7% 



0.4% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



225 



224 



783 



1,232 



33 

14.7% 


29 
12.9% 


34 
15.1% 


86 
38.2% 


37 
16.4% 


1 
0.4% 


3 

1.3% 


1 
0.4% 


1 

0.4% 


13 

5.8% 


61 

27.2% 


48 
21.4% 


69 

30.8% 


14 

6.3% 


7 
3.1% 


11 

4.9% 


1 
0.4% 




15 
1.9% 


71 
9.1% 


154 
19.7% 


329 

42.0% 


149 

19.0% 


62 
7.9% 


2 

0.3% 




1 

0.1% 


61 

5.0% 


161 

13.1% 


236 

19.2% 


484 

39.3% 


200 

16.2% 


70 

5.7% 


16 

1.3% 


2 
0.2% 


2 
0.2% 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



2,443 



118 


229 


312 


610 


557 


416 


158 


15 


26 


2 


4.8% 


9.4% 


12.7% 


25.0% 


22.8% 


17.0% 


6.5% 


0.6% 


1.1% 


0.1% 



63 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF FELONY CASES IN THE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Da.vs 



463 



784 



228 



1,475 



46 

9.9% 

122 
15.6% 

66 
28.9% 
234 
15.9% 



177 
38.2% 

244 
31.1% 

73 
32.0% 

494 
33.5% 



6190 
Days 

117 
25.3% 

204 
26.0% 

55 
24.1% 

376 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



93 

20.1% 

170 

21.7% 

15 

6.6% 
278 
25.5% 18.8% 



25 
5.4% 

31 
4.0% 

2 
0.9% 

58 
3.9% 



5 
1.1% 

9 
1.1% 

7 
3.1% 
21 
1.4% 



4 
0.5% 

5 
2.2% 

9 
0.6% 



2 2 

0.9% 0.9% 

2 2 

0.1% 0.1% 



1 
0.4% 

1 
0.1% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



570 94 177 105 116 

16.5% 31.1% 18.4% 20.4% 



52 
9.1% 



19 

3.3% 



7 
1.2% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



209 


43 
20.6% 


62 
29.7% 


14 
6.7% 


48 

23.0% 


28 
13.4% 


11 
5.3% 


2 
1.0% 


1 
0.5% 






139 


4 

2.9% 


26 
18.7% 


21 
15.1% 


23 
16.5% 


28 
20. 1% 


7 
5.0% 


1 

0.7% 


9 

6.5% 


11 

7.9% 


9 

6.5% 


49 


17 
34.7% 




4 

8.2% 


7 
14.3% 


2 
4.1% 


14 

28.6% 


4 

8.2% 


1 

2.0% 






260 


32 
12.3% 


33 
12.7% 


21 

8.1% 


71 
27.3% 


33 
12.7% 


36 
13.8% 


19 

7.3% 


7 
2.7% 


7 

2.7% 


1 

0.4% 


74 


9 
12.2% 


23 
31.1% 


14 

18.9% 


8 
10.8% 


10 
13.5% 


8 
10.8% 


2 
2.7% 








73) 


105 

14.4% 


144 

19.7% 


74 
10.1% 


157 
21.5% 


101 

13.8% 


76 

10.4% 


28 
3.8% 


18 
2.5% 


18 

2.5% 


10 

1.4% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



STATE TOTALS 
% of Total 



112 


45 
40.2% 


6 

5.4% 


11 
9.8% 


34 
30.4% 


3 

2.7% 


13 

11.6% 










24 


1 

4.2% 


4 
16.7% 


5 
20.8% 


6 

25.0% 


8 
33.3% 












33 


10 
30.3% 


1 

3.0% 


3 

9.1% 


5 
15.2% 


14 
42.4% 












1 76 


39 
22.2% 


10 

5.7% 


11 

6.3% 


85 
48.3% 


15 

8.5% 


15 

8.5% 


1 

0.6% 








103 


19 

18.4% 




4 

3.9% 


53 
51.5% 


13 
12.6% 


7 
6.8% 


4 

3.9% 


2 

1.9% 


1 

1.0% 




54 


32 
59.3% 


7 
13.0% 


2 

3.7% 


6 

11.1% 


2 

3.7% 


3 

5.6% 


2 
3.7% 








75 


4 

5.3% 


2 

2.7% 


1 

1.3% 


6 

8.0% 


29 
38.7% 


16 

21.3% 


6 

8.0% 


2 
2.7% 


2 

2.7% 


7 
9.3% 


577 


150 

26.0% 


30 

5.2% 


37 
6.4% 


195 

33.8% 


84 
14.6% 


54 

9.4% 


13 

2.3% 


4 

0.7% 


3 

0.5% 


7 
1.2% 


28,819 


5,554 
19.3% 


6,531 

22.7% 


4,238 

14.7% 


6,292 

21.8% 


3,708 
12.9% 


1,750 

6.1% 


476 

1.7% 


136 

0.5% 


75 
0.3% 


59 

0.2% 



(.4 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Davs 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 

To 2 Yrs 


2 Yea 
To 3 1 


66 


9 

13.6% 


13 

19.7% 


5 
7.6% 


19 

28.8% 


14 

21.2% 


5 

7.6% 


1 

1.5% 


182 


56 
30.8% 


40 
22.0% 


37 
20.3% 


37 
20.3% 


9 
4.9% 


3 

1.6% 




203 


92 

45.3% 


45 
22.2% 


18 
8.9% 


26 

12.8% 


18 

8.9% 


3 

1.5% 


1 

0.5% 


257 


81 
31.5% 


37 
14.4% 


42 
16.3% 


64 

24.9% 


29 
11.3% 


4 

1.6% 




64 


10 
15.6% 


17 
26.6% 


10 
15.6% 


24 
37.5% 


3 

4.7% 






388 


122 
31.4% 


44 
11.3% 


79 
20.4% 


93 
24.0% 


45 
11.6% 


5 
1.3% 




8J 


24 
29.6% 


24 
29.6% 


5 
6.2% 


16 
19.8% 


10 
12.3% 


2 

2.5% 




1,241 


394 

31.7% 


220 

17.7% 


1% 

15.8% 


279 
22.5% 


128 

10.3% 


22 
1.8% 


2 
0.2% 



3 Years 4 Years Greater 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



ISO 


11 
6.1% 


24 
13.3% 


40 

22.2% 


66 
36.7% 


22 
12.2% 


17 
9.4% 


35 


9 

25.7% 


1 
2.9% 


2 

5.7% 


16 

45.7% 


4 
11.4% 


3 
8.6% 


88 


1 
1.1% 


17 
19.3% 


8 

9.1% 


26 
29.5% 


30 
34.1% 


6 
6.8% 


27 


3 
11.1% 


5 
18.5% 




7 
25.9% 


9 

33.3% 


3 
11.1% 


58 


13 

22.4% 


10 
17.2% 


5 
8.6% 


24 
41.4% 


5 
8.6% 


1 

1.7% 


388 


37 
9.5% 


57 
14.7% 


55 
14.2% 


139 

35.8% 


70 

18.0% 


30 

7.7% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



136 



2X4 



M 



340 



871 



22 
16.2% 


46 
33.8% 


29 
21.3% 


30 
22.1% 


8 
5.9% 


1 

0.7% 






82 
28.9% 


112 
39.4% 


30 
10.6% 


31 

10.9% 


22 

7.7% 


6 
2.1% 




1 

0.4% 


1 
1.6% 


7 
11.5% 


8 
13.1% 


30 
49.2% 


13 
21.3% 


2 
3.3% 






91 

23.3% 


128 
32.8% 


73 
18.7% 


68 
17.4% 


25 
6.4% 


4 
1.0% 


1 

0.3% 




196 

22.5% 


293 

33.6% 


140 
16.1% 


159 

18.3% 


68 

7.8% 


13 

1.5% 


1 

0.1% 


1 

0.1% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



27 


5 
18.5% 


3 

11.1% 


11 

40.7% 


6 

22.2% 


1 

3.7% 


1 
3.7% 


8 


4 
50.0% 


1 

12.5% 




2 
25.0% 


1 
12.5% 




212 


92 
43.4% 


67 
31.6% 


24 
11.3% 


22 
10.4% 


7 
3.3% 




194 


97 
50.0% 


58 
29.9% 


15 

7.7% 


17 
8.8% 


6 
3.1% 


1 

0.5% 


441 


198 

44.9% 


129 

29.3% 


50 

11.3% 


47 
10.7% 


15 

3.4% 


2 
0.5% 



65 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days 



469 272 120 45 

58.0% 25.6% 9.6% 

90 17 25 13 

18.9% 27.8% 14.4% 

559 289 145 58 

51.7% 25.9% 10.4% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



Days 

13 
2.8% 

29 
32.2% 

42 
7.5% 



To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yr 



10 

2.1% 

6 
6.7% 
16 
2.9% 



1.7% 



8 

1.4% 



1 

0.2% 



1 

0.2% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



60 


25 

41.7% 


14 
23.3% 


6 

10.0% 


11 
18.3% 


4 

6.7% 








148 


45 
30.4% 


36 
24.3% 


20 
13.5% 


25 
16.9% 


19 
12.8% 


1 

0.7% 


2 
1.4% 




49 


3 
6.1% 


15 
30.6% 


6 

12.2% 


11 

22.4% 


13 
26.5% 


1 

2.0% 






47 


5 
10.6% 


9 
19.1% 


10 
21.3% 


15 
31.9% 


5 
10.6% 


2 
4.3% 




1 

2.1% 


304 


78 
25.7% 


74 
24.3% 


42 

13.8% 


62 

20.4% 


41 

13.5% 


4 

1.3% 


2 
0.7% 


1 

0.3% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



287 107 95 

37.3% 33.1% 

455 55 188 

12.1% 41.3% 

279 115 59 

41.2% 21.1% 

1,021 277 342 

27.1% 33.5% 



44 
15.3% 


32 
11.1% 


8 

2.8% 


1 

0.3% 








55 
12.1% 


102 

22.4% 


37 
8.1% 


15 

3.3% 


1 

0.2% 


2 
0.4% 




39 
14.0% 


42 
15.1% 


15 

5.4% 


7 
2.5% 


1 

0.4% 




1 

0.4% 


138 

13.5% 


176 

17.2% 


60 

5.9% 


23 

2.3% 


2 

0.2% 


2 
0.2% 


1 
0.1% 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



66 



409 



284 



759 



11 

16.7% 


9 
13.6% 


10 
15.2% 


23 
34.8% 


10 

15.2% 


3 

4.5% 




170 
41.6% 


104 

25.4% 


52 
12.7% 


51 

12.5% 


30 
7.3% 


1 

0.2% 


1 
0.2% 


76 
26.8% 


80 
28.2% 


33 
11.6% 


58 
20.4% 


27 
9.5% 


9 
3.2% 


1 

0.4% 


257 
33.9% 


193 

25.4% 


95 

12.5% 


132 

17.4% 


67 
8.8% 


13 

1.7% 


2 
0.3% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



430 


22 

5.1% 


50 
11.6% 


32 
7.4% 


96 
22.3% 


140 
32.6% 


60 

14.0% 


25 
5.8% 


3 

0.7% 


2 
0.5% 




147 


6 
4.1% 


12 
8.2% 


6 

4.1% 


40 

27.2% 


43 
29.3% 


30 
20.4% 


9 

6.1% 


1 
0.7% 






273 


8 

2.9% 


17 
6.2% 


19 

7.0% 


55 
20.1% 


92 
33.7% 


59 
21.6% 


21 

7.7% 


1 
0.4% 


1 

0.4% 




ISO 


28 
15.6% 


48 
26.7% 


7 
3.9% 


56 

U.1% 


10 

5.6% 


15 

8.3% 


10 

5.6% 


4 

2.2% 


1 
0.6% 


1 

0.6% 


73 




1 

1.4% 


15 

20.5% 


17 
23.3% 


18 
24.7% 


16 
21.9% 


6 

8.2% 








1,103 


64 

5.8% 


128 
11.6% 


79 
7.2% 


264 

23.9% 


303 

27.5% 


180 

16.3% 


71 

6.4% 


0.8% 


4 

0.4% 


1 
0.1% 



66 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Davs 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Vr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



760 193 189 110 180 

25.4% 24.9% 14.5% 23.7% 



8.7% 



22 
2.9% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



32 


11 
34.4% 


4 

12.5% 


101 


29 
28.7% 


22 
21.8% 


60 


9 
15.0% 


13 

21.7% 


193 


49 


39 



4 8 4 
12.5% 25.0% 12.5% 

20 23 6 

19.8% 22.8% 5.9% 

5 26 6 
8.3% 43.3% 10.0% 

29 57 16 



25.4% 20.2% 15.0% 29.5% 



8.3% 



1 
1.0% 



\ 
0.5% 



1 

3.1% 



1 

1.7% 

2 
1.0% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



4,S9 



108 



597 



41 

8.4% 


114 
23.3% 


96 
19.6% 


117 
23.9% 


87 
17.8% 


31 

6.3% 


3 
0.6% 


14 

3.0% 


32 
29.6% 


14 
13.0% 


37 
34.3% 


7 
6.5% 


4 

3.7% 




55 

9.2% 


146 

24.5% 


110 

18.4% 


154 

25.8% 


94 

15.7% 


35 

5.9% 


3 

0.5% 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



99 


4 
4.0% 


7 
7.1% 


19 

19.2% 


18 
18.2% 


23 
23.2% 


23 
23.2% 


3 
3.0% 


2 
2.0% 






127 




37 
29.1% 


20 

15.7% 


40 
31.5% 


29 
22.8% 




1 
0.8% 








251 


26 
10.4% 


44 

17.5% 


29 
11.6% 


53 
21.1% 


37 
14.7% 


21 
8.4% 


16 
6.4% 


21 
8.8% 


2 
0.8% 


1 

0.4% 


477 


30 

6.3% 


88 

18.4% 


68 

14.3% 


HI 

23.3% 


89 

18.7% 


44 

9.2% 


20 
4.2% 


24 

5.0% 


2 

0.4% 


1 

0.2% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



184 49 35 29 53 15 3 

26.6% 19.0% 15.8% 28.8% 8.2% 1.6% 



District 15 A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



388 67 56 97 70 66 

17.3% 14.4% 25.0% 18.0% 17.0% 



25 6 

6.4% 1.5% 



1 
0.3% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



136 



136 



272 



4 

2.9% 


10 

7.4% 


12 
8.8% 


47 
34.6% 


42 
30.9% 


1 1 
8.1% 


9 
6.6% 


1 

0.7% 


16 

1.8% 


27 
19.9% 


19 
14.0% 


34 
25.0% 


15 
11.0% 


22 
16.2% 


3 
2.2% 




20 

7.4% 


37 
13.6% 


31 
11.4% 


81 

29.8% 


57 
21.0% 


33 

12.1% 


12 

4.4% 


1 

0.4% 



67 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less ThaB 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



288 

36 

324 



82 
28.5% 

3 

8.3% 

85 

26.2% 



49 

17.0% 

2 
5.6% 
51 

15.7% 



61-90 
Days 



34 
11.8% 

10 
27.8% 

44 
13.6% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To S Yrs Than 5 Yr: 



45 
15.6% 

10 
27.8% 

55 
17.0% 



42 
14.6% 

10 
27.8% 

52 
16.1% 



32 



11.1% 

1 

2.8% 

33 

10.2% 



3 

1.0% 



3 

0.9% 



0.3% 



1 
0.1% 



District 1 7 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



65 



579 



144 



288 



1,076 



5 

7.7% 


19 

29.2% 


8 
12.3% 


9 
13.8% 


18 
27.7% 


6 

9.2% 




101 

17.4% 


105 
18.1% 


64 

11.1% 


198 

34.2% 


98 
16.9% 


11 

1.9% 


2 
0.3% 


3 

2.1% 


14 

9.7% 


17 
11.8% 


37 
25.7% 


58 
40.3% 


5 
3.5% 


9 
6.3% 


76 
26.4% 


10 

3.5% 


24 
8.3% 


91 
31.6% 


68 
23.6% 


17 
5.9% 


2 
0.7% 


185 

17.2% 


148 

13.8% 


113 

10.5% 


335 
31.1% 


242 

22.5% 


39 

3.6% 


13 

1.2% 



0.7% 



1 
0.1% 



District 18 

Guilford 
Greensboro 

% of Total 
High Point 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



604 


136 

22.5% 


198 

32.8% 


129 
21.4% 


95 
15.7% 


31 

5.1% 


13 

2.2% 


2 

0.3% 


ISO 


25 
13.9% 


40 
22.2% 


20 
11.1% 


58 
32.2% 


29 
16.1% 


8 
4.4% 




7H4 


161 

20.5% 


238 

30.4% 


149 
19.0% 


153 

19.5% 


60 

7.7% 


21 

2.7% 


2 
0.3% 



District 1<> 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

%, of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



761 


96 

12.6% 


157 
20.6% 


83 
10.9% 


182 
23.9% 


136 
17.9% 


61 

8.0% 


IS 

2.4% 


7 
0.9% 


8 
1.1% 


13 

1.7% 


lis 


20 
16.9% 


48 
40.7% 


11 
9.3% 


15 

12.7% 


15 

12.7% 


2 
1.7% 


2 

1.7% 




5 
4.2% 




457 


22 
4.8% 


24 

5.3% 


14 

3.1% 


96 
21.0% 


222 
48.6% 


64 

14.0% 


15 

3.3% 








490 


57 
11.6% 


139 

28.4% 


86 
17.6% 


106 
21.6% 


48 
9.8% 


28 
5.7% 


13 

2.7% 




10 
2.0% 


3 

0.6% 


1,826 


195 

10.7% 


368 

20.2% 


194 
10.6% 


399 

21.9% 


421 

23.1% 


155 

8.5% 


48 

2.6% 


7 
0.4% 


23 

1.3% 


16 

0.9% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



117 


14 
12.0% 


35 
29.9% 


26 
22.2% 


19 

16.2% 


20 
17.1% 


1 

0.9% 


120 


27 
22.5% 


32 
26.7% 


17 
14.2% 


23 
19.2% 


21 

17.5% 




225 


54 
24.0% 


77 
34.2% 


40 
17.8% 


43 

19.1% 


7 
3.1% 


3 
1.3% 


149 


14 

9.4% 


32 
21.5% 


42 
• 28.2% 


44 
29.5% 


14 

9.4% 




234 


53 
22.6% 


63 

26.9% 


42 

17.9% 


40 
17.1% 


22 
9.4% 


13 

5.6% 


845 


162 

19.2% 


239 

28.3% 


167 

19.8% 


169 

20.0% 


84 

9.9% 


17 

2.0% 



2 
1.3% 



2 
0.2% 



2 

1.7% 



1 
0.4% 

1 
0.7% 

1 
0.4% 

5 
0.6% 



68 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Da.vs 



1,000 



278 
27.8% 



322 
32.2% 



61-90 
Davs 



171 

17.1% 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Davs To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yr 



115 

11.5% 



99 

9.9% 



14 

1.4% 



1 
0.1% 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



172 



695 



lis 



347 



1,329 



17 
9.9% 


26 
15.1% 


18 

10.5% 


79 
45.9% 


25 
14.5% 


7 
4.1% 






255 
36.7% 


245 
35.3% 


62 
8.9% 


89 
12.8% 


36 

5.2% 


5 
0.7% 


2 
0.3% 


1 

0.1% 


22 
19.1% 


23 
20.0% 


24 
20.9% 


32 
27.8% 


13 
11.3% 


1 

0.9% 






11 
3.2% 


100 
28.8% 


96 

27.7% 


86 

24.8% 


46 
13.3% 


8 

2.3% 






305 

23.0% 


394 

30.0% 


200 

15.1% 


286 

21.5% 


120 

9.0% 


21 

1.6% 


2 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



29 


3 
10.3% 


5 
17.2% 


2 
6.9% 


9 

31.0% 


3 
10.3% 


5 
17.2% 


2 

6.9% 




57 


13 

22.8% 


5 
8.8% 


9 

15.8% 


24 
42.1% 


6 
10.5% 








174 


16 

9.2% 


39 
22.4% 


11 

6.3% 


41 

23.6% 


47 
27.0% 


16 
9.2% 


3 

1.7% 


1 

0.6% 


57 


6 

10.5% 


12 
21.1% 


13 

22.8% 


22 
38.6% 


3 
5.3% 


1 

1.8% 






317 


38 

12.0% 


61 

19.2% 


35 
11.0% 


% 

30.3% 


59 

18.6% 


22 

6.9% 


5 
1.6% 


1 

0.3% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



16 


1 

6.3% 


1 

6.3% 




4 
25.0% 


8 
50.0% 


2 
12.5% 




37 


5 
13.5% 


6 

16.2% 


2 

5.4% 


13 

35.1% 


6 

16.2% 


4 
10.8% 


1 

2.7% 


13 




2 
15.4% 


4 

30.8% 


5 
38.5% 


2 
15.4% 






22 


4 
18.2% 


3 
13.6% 


3 

13.6% 


4 
18.2% 


4 

18.2% 


4 

18.2% 




10 


1 

10.0% 


1 

10.0% 


2 
20.0% 


5 
50.0% 


1 

10.0% 






98 


11 

11.2% 


13 

13.3% 


11 

11.2% 


31 

31.6% 


21 

21.4% 


10 

10.2% 


1 
1.0% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



214 


45 
21.0% 


42 
19.6% 


21 
9.8% 


59 

27.6% 


26 

12.1% 


6 

2.8% 


4 
1.9% 


4 
1.9% 


5 
2.3% 


2 
0.9% 


223 


10 

4.5% 


56 

25.1% 


57 
25.6% 


55 
24.7% 


27 
12.1% 


13 

5.8% 


4 
1.8% 






1 
0.4% 


592 


8 
1.4% 


80 
13.5% 


119 

20.1% 


267 
45.1% 


76 
12.8% 


27 
4.6% 


14 

2.4% 


1 

0.2% 






1,029 


63 

6.1% 


178 

17.3% 


197 

19.1% 


381 

37.0% 


129 

12.5% 


46 

4.5% 


22 
2.1% 


5 
0.5% 


5 
0.5% 


3 

0.3% 



69 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION IN THE SUPERIOR COURTS 
OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 
Disposed 30 Days 



1,064 



243 

22.8% 



30-60 
Days 



93 

8.7% 



61-90 
Davs 



77 
7.2% 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than S Yrs 



350 

32.9% 



226 

21.2% 



59 

5.5% 



15 

1.4% 



1 

0.1% 



District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



243 



368 



85 



696 



51 

12.8% 


78 
32.1% 


79 
32.5% 


39 
16.0% 


15 

6.2% 


1 

0.4% 








165 
44.8% 


120 
32.6% 


40 
10.9% 


36 

9.8% 


7 
1.9% 










9 
10.6% 


20 
23.5% 


27 
31.8% 


18 
21.2% 


5 
5.9% 


3 

3.5% 


1 

1.2% 


1 

1.2% 


1 
1.2% 


205 

29.5% 


218 
31.3% 


146 

21.0% 


93 

13.4% 


27 
3.9% 


4 

0.6% 


1 

0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


1 
0.1% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



494 142 126 103 79 

28.7% 25.5% 20.9% 16.0% 



27 
5.5% 



14 
2.8% 



3 

0.6% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



78 


2 
2.6% 


38 
48.7% 


5 
6.4% 


20 
25.6% 


11 
14.1% 


2 
2.6% 








79 


3 
3.8% 


17 
21.5% 


16 
20.3% 


20 
25.3% 


11 
13.9% 


6 
7.6% 


3 
3.8% 


1 

1.3% 


2 

2.5% 


35 


4 
11.4% 


6 

17.1% 


12 
34.3% 


5 
14.3% 


3 
8.6% 


5 
14.3% 








203 


8 
3.9% 


28 
13.8% 


18 
8.9% 


42 
20.7% 


66 
32.5% 


30 
14.8% 


3 

1.5% 


5 
2.5% 


3 

1.5% 


30 


1 

3.3% 


7 
23.3% 


7 
23.3% 


12 
40.0% 




3 
10.0% 








425 


18 

4.2% 


96 

22.6% 


58 
13.6% 


99 

23.3% 


91 

21.4% 


46 

10.8% 


6 
1.4% 


6 

1.4% 


5 
1.2% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



STATE TOTALS 
% of Total 



17 


1 
2.1% 


3 

6.4% 


1 
2.1% 


13 

27.7% 


13 

27.7% 


15 
31.9% 


1 

2.1% 








10 






6 
60.0% 


1 

10.0% 


1 
10.0% 


2 
20.0% 










18 


1 
5.6% 


4 
22.2% 


3 
16.7% 


3 
16.7% 


5 
27.8% 


1 

5.6% 


1 

5.6% 








114 


13 

11.4% 


11 

9.6% 


11 
9.6% 


22 
19.3% 


32 
28.1% 


21 
18.4% 


4 

3.5% 








56 


4 

7.1% 


2 
3.6% 


3 

5.4% 


14 
25.0% 


10 
17.9% 


14 

25.0% 


7 
12.5% 




1 
1.8% 


1 
1.8% 


39 


4 
10.3% 


11 
28.2% 




17 
43.6% 


5 
12.8% 


2 
5.1% 










19 


5 
26.3% 


3 
15.8% 




3 

15.8% 


8 
42.1% 












3113 


28 

9.2% 


34 

11.2% 


24 

7.9% 


73 
24.1% 


74 
24.4% 


55 
18.2% 


13 

4.3% 




1 

0.3% 


1 

0.3% 


21,168 


4,372 
20.7% 


4,750 
22.4% 


3,016 

14.2% 


4,720 

22.3% 


2,903 

13.7% 


1,014 

4.8% 


255 
1.2% 


63 

0.3% 


40 

0.2% 


35 

0.2% 



-70 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



12 

9 

28 

38 

7 

102 



7 
87.5% 

2 
16.7% 



10 
35.7% 

20 
52.6% 

4 
57.1% 

43 
42.2% 



1 
8.3% 

6 
66.7% 

9 
32.1% 

3 
7.9% 



19 

18.6% 



61-90 
Days 



I 

5.3% 



5 
17.9% 

4 
10.5% 

1 
14.3% 

11 
10.8% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than S Yrs 



1 

12.5% 

1 
8.3% 

1 
11.1% 



7 
18.4% 

2 
28.6% 

12 
11.8% 



3 
25.0% 

1 
11.1% 

4 
14.3% 

2 
5.3% 



10 
9.8% 



4 
33.3% 

1 
11.1% 



5 
4.9% 



2 
5.3% 



2 
2.0% 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



83 


5 
6.0% 


9 

10.8% 


8 
9.6% 


26 
31.3% 


27 
32.5% 


5 
6.0% 


3 
3.6% 




3 


1 

33.3% 






2 
66.7% 










53 


30 
56.6% 




8 
15.1% 


4 
7.5% 


3 

5.7% 


7 
13.2% 




1 

1.9% 


4 




3 
75.0% 




1 
25.0% 










12 


3 
25.0% 


3 

25.0% 


2 
16.7% 


3 
25.0% 




1 

8.3% 






55 


39 

25.2% 


15 

9.7% 


18 
11.6% 


36 

23.2% 


30 

19.4% 


13 

8.4% 


3 
1.9% 


1 

0.6% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



173 


7 
4.0% 


17 
9.8% 


79 
45.7% 


34 
19.7% 


24 
13.9% 


11 
6.4% 


1 

0.6% 




102 


36 

35.3% 


20 
19.6% 


11 

10.8% 


22 
21.6% 


12 

11.8% 


1 
1.0% 






21 




15 
71.4% 




2 
9.5% 


4 
19.0% 








264 


81 
30.7% 


56 
21.2% 


72 
27.3% 


23 

8.7% 


21 
8.0% 


9 
3.4% 


1 

0.4% 


1 
0.4% 


560 


124 

22.1% 


108 

19.3% 


162 

28.9% 


81 

14.5% 


61 

10.9% 


21 

3.8% 


2 
0.4% 


1 

0.2% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



31 


5 
16.1% 




10 

32.3% 


8 
25.8% 


6 
19.4% 


2 
6.5% 




6 


1 
16.7% 






4 
66.7% 


1 

16.7% 






192 


84 
43.8% 


58 
30.2% 


10 
5.2% 


7 
3.6% 


9 

4.7% 


19 

9.9% 


5 
2.6% 


14 


7 
50.0% 




3 
21.4% 




2 
14.3% 


2 
14.3% 




243 


97 

39.9% 


58 
23.9% 


23 

9.5% 


19 

7.8% 


18 

7.4% 


23 
9.5% 


5 
2.1% 



71 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Tocal Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yr 



258 65 46 22 61 52 

25.2% 17.8% 8.5% 23.6% 20.2% 

64 4 5 12 13 24 

6.3% 7.8% 18.8% 20.3% 37.5% 

322 69 51 34 74 76 

21.4% 15.8% 10.6% 23.0% 23.6% 



8 

3.1% 


2 
0.8% 


2 
0.8% 


3 
4.7% 




3 

4.7% 


11 

3.4% 


2 
0.6% 


5 
1.6% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1(1 


1 
10.0% 






1 

10.0% 


1 

10.0% 




6 

60.0% 


1 

10.0% 




38 




8 
21.1% 


2 

5.3% 


1 

2.6% 


12 

31.6% 


5 
13.2% 


9 

23.7% 


1 

2.6% 




124 


33 

26.6% 


30 

24.2% 


6 

4.8% 


18 
14.5% 


16 

12.9% 


15 

12.1% 


1 

0.8% 


5 

4.0% 




20 


6 

30.0% 




8 
40.0% 


3 
15.0% 


2 
10.0% 








1 

5.0% 


192 


40 

20.8% 


38 
19.8% 


16 

8.3% 


23 

12.0% 


31 

16.1% 


20 

10.4% 


16 

8.3% 


7 
3.6% 


1 

0.5% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



106 


19 

17.9% 


6 

5.7% 


120 


32 
26.7% 


14 

11.7% 


174 


75 
43.1% 


17 
9.8% 


400 


126 

31.5% 


37 
9.3% 



3 10 17 

2.8% 9.4% 16.0% 

6 29 20 

5.0% 24.2% 16.7% 

2 22 19 

1.1% 12.6% 10.9% 

11 61 56 

2.8% 15.3% 14.0% 



49 

46.2% 


2 

1.9% 




8 
6.7% 


2 
1.7% 


9 

7.5% 


30 

17.2% 


6 

3.4% 


3 

1.7% 


87 
21.8% 


10 

2.5% 


12 

3.0% 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



20 


7 
35.0% 


5 
25.0% 


5 
25.0% 


2 
10.0% 




1 

5.0% 


113 


25 
22.1% 


68 
60.2% 


7 
6.2% 


6 

5.3% 


7 
6.2% 




52 


20 

38.5% 


13 

25.0% 


1 
1.9% 


8 
15.4% 


9 

17.3% 


1 

1.9% 


185 


52 
28.1% 


86 

46.5% 


13 

7.0% 


16 

8.6% 


16 

8.6% 


2 

1.1% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



13 








4 
30.8% 


7 
53.8% 


2 
15.4% 








S7 


5 
5.7% 


15 

17.2% 


6 

6.9% 


25 
28.7% 


11 

12.6% 


11 

12.6% 


9 

10.3% 


1 
1.1% 


4 
4.6% 


51 


3 
5.9% 


11 

21.6% 


5 
9.8% 


13 

25.5% 


13 

25.5% 


6 
11.8% 








is 








1 

6.7% 




11 

73.3% 


2 
13.3% 




1 

6.7% 


67 


3 

4.5% 


4 
6.0% 


3 

4.5% 


33 

49.3% 


6 
9.0% 


12 

17.9% 


6 
9.0% 






233 


11 

4.7% 


30 

12.9% 


14 

6.0% 


76 

32.6% 


37 
15.9% 


42 

18.0% 


17 

7.3% 


1 
0.4% 


5 
2.1% 



72 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



783 



225 
28.7% 



91 
11.6% 



61-90 
Days 



56 

7.2% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



179 

22.9% 



171 

21.8% 



54 

6.9% 



6 

0.8% 



1 

0.1% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



48 






14 

29.2% 


6 

12.5% 


7 
14.6% 


4 
8.3% 


17 
35.4% 


94 


45 
47.9% 


16 

17.0% 


10 

10.6% 


15 

16.0% 


8 
8.5% 






21 


4 
19.0% 


3 

14.3% 




5 
23.8% 


4 
19.0% 


5 
23.8% 




163 


49 

30.1% 


19 

11.7% 


24 

14.7% 


26 
16.0% 


19 

11.7% 


9 

5.5% 


17 

10.4% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



383 


31 

8.1% 


54 
14.1% 


40 

10.4% 


124 

32.4% 


84 
21.9% 


43 
11.2% 


3 

0.8% 


1 
0.3% 


3 

0.8% 


16 


1 

6.3% 


1 

6.3% 






6 

37.5% 


6 

37.5% 


2 
12.5% 






399 


32 

8.0% 


55 
13.8% 


40 
10.0% 


124 

31.1% 


90 

22.6% 


49 

12.3% 


5 
1.3% 


1 

0.3% 


3 
0.8% 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



32 




4 
12.5% 


10 

31.3% 


14 

43.8% 


4 
12.5% 






36 


20 

55.6% 






6 
16.7% 


7 
19.4% 


3 

8.3% 




68 


4 
5.9% 


3 

4.4% 


5 
7.4% 


15 

22.1% 


17 
25.0% 


21 

30.9% 


3 

4.4% 


36 


24 

17.6% 


7 
5.1% 


15 
11.0% 


35 

25.7% 


28 
20.6% 


24 

17.6% 


3 

2.2% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



169 



39 


33 


66 


23 


7 


1 


23.1% 


19.5% 


39.1% 


13.6% 


4.1% 


0.6% 



District 15A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



317 



55 


33 


130 


29 


19 


41 


3 


6 


17.4% 


10.4% 


41.0% 


9.1% 


6.0% 


12.9% 


0.9% 


1.9% 



1 

0.3% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



44 


37 
84.1% 










3 

6.8% 


3 

6.8% 


1 

2.3% 




45 


20 

21.1% 


8 
8.4% 


7 
7.4% 


24 
25.3% 


20 
21.1% 


14 

14.7% 


1 
1.1% 




1 
1.1% 


139 


57 
41.0% 


8 

5.8% 


7 
5.0% 


24 

17.3% 


20 

14.4% 


17 

12.2% 


4 

2.9% 


1 
0.7% 


1 

0.7% 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



346 36 43 

10.4% 12.4% 
96 

442 36 43 

8.1% 9.7% 



20 49 118 74 6 

5.8% 14.2% 34.1% 21.4% 1.7% 

16 59 19 2 

16.7% 61.5% 19.8% 2.1% 

20 49 134 133 25 2 

4.5% 11.1% 30.3% 30.1% 5.7% 0.5% 



73 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



42 
202 

68 
138 
450 



17 
40.5% 

60 
29.7% 

8 
11.8% 

15 
10.9% 
100 
22.2% 



34 

16.8% 

5 

7.4% 

21 
15.2% 

60 
13.3% 



61-90 
Days 



13 

6.4% 

5 

7.4% 

17 

12.3% 

35 

7.8% 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yr 



10 

23.8% 

17 
8.4% 

12 
17.6% 

30 
21.7% 

69 
15.3% 



2 

4.8% 

60 
29.7% 

21 
30.9% 

37 
26.8% 
120 
26.7% 



12 
28.6% 

17 
8.4% 

17 
25.0% 

17 
12.3% 

63 
14.0% 



1 
0.5% 



1 

0.7% 

2 
0.4% 



1 
2.4% 



1 

0.2% 



District 18 

Guilford 
Greensboro 

% of Total 
High Point 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



853 


169 
19.8% 


103 
12.1% 


103 

12.1% 


137 
16.1% 


182 
21.3% 


113 

13.2% 


44 

5.2% 


1 
0.1% 


1 
0.1% 


235 


18 

7.7% 


23 
9.8% 


19 

8.1% 


42 
17.9% 


67 
28.5% 


32 
13.6% 


30 
12.8% 


4 
1.7% 




,088 


187 

17.2% 


126 
11.6% 


122 

11.2% 


179 

16.5% 


249 

22.9% 


145 

13.3% 


74 
6.8% 


5 
0.5% 


1 
0.1% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 

Randolph 
% of Total 

Rowan 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



SI 


11 
21.6% 


14 

27.5% 


2 
3.9% 


6 
11.8% 


12 

23.5% 


6 
11.8% 








94 


4 

4.3% 


79 
84.0% 




10 

10.6% 


1 

1.1% 










150 


32 
21.3% 


41 
27.3% 


1 

0.7% 


26 
17.3% 


24 
16.0% 


17 
11.3% 


9 
6.0% 






173 


44 
25.4% 


44 
25.4% 


23 
13.3% 


29 
16.8% 


17 
9.8% 


12 
6.9% 


1 

0.6% 


1 
0.6% 


2 
1.2% 


468 


91 

19.4% 


178 
38.0% 


26 

5.6% 


71 
15.2% 


54 

11.5% 


35 

7.5% 


10 

2.1% 


1 
0.2% 


2 
0.4% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



79 


10 

12.7% 


19 

24.1% 


12 
15.2% 


17 
21.5% 


11 

13.9% 


6 

7.6% 


1 

1.3% 


3 

3.8% 






147 


13 

8.8% 


31 
21.1% 


22 
15.0% 


34 
23.1% 


16 

10.9% 


23 
15.6% 


3 

2.0% 


2 
1.4% 


3 

2.0% 




85 


14 
16.5% 


34 
40.0% 


3 

3.5% 


12 
14.1% 


12 
14.1% 


10 
11.8% 










101 


16 

15.8% 


17 
16.8% 


4 
4.0% 


30 

29.7% 


5 
5.0% 


12 
11.9% 


13 

12.9% 


2 

2.0% 




2 

2.0% 


61 


12 

19.7% 


11 

18.0% 


6 

9.8% 


14 

23.0% 


13 

21.3% 


5 
8.2% 










473 


65 

13.7% 


112 

23.7% 


47 
9.9% 


107 

22.6% 


57 
12.1% 


56 

11.8% 


17 

3.6% 


7 
1.5% 


3 

0.6% 


2 
0.4% 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



240 124 31 30 32 

51.7% 12.9% 12.5% 13.3% 



14 

5.8% 



9 

3.8% 



74 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



4 

17 

33 

115 

169 



1 

5.9% 

9 

27.3% 

33 
28.7% 

43 
25.4% 



3 

75.0% 



6 
18.2% 

16 
13.9% 

25 
14.8% 



2 
6.1% 

1 
0.9% 

3 
1.8% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than S Yrs 



I 

25.0% 

1 

5.9% 

10 



3 

17.6% 



15 



13.0% 27.0% 

18 43 

10.6% 25.4% 



4 6 

23.5% 35.3% 
6 



30.3% 18.2% 
31 4 



11 

3.5% 9.6% 

14 17 

8.3% 10.1% 



2 
11.8% 



3 
2.6% 

5 
3.0% 



1 
0.9% 

1 
0.6% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



2 












2 
100.0% 








31 


6 

19.4% 




2 
6.5% 


22 
71.0% 








1 

3.2% 




87 


10 

11.5% 


7 
8.0% 


7 
8.0% 


19 

21.8% 


28 
32.2% 


9 
10.3% 


5 
5.7% 


1 

1.1% 


1 
1.1% 


28 


3 

10.7% 


2 
7.1% 


2 

7.1% 


10 

35.7% 


8 
28.6% 


3 

10.7% 








148 


19 

12.8% 


9 

6.1% 


11 

7.4% 


51 

34.5% 


36 

24.3% 


14 

9.5% 


5 
3.4% 


2 
1.4% 


1 
0.7% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



79 


14 

17.7% 


3 

3.8% 


17 
21.5% 


14 

17.7% 


24 

30.4% 


7 
8.9% 










22 




1 

4.5% 




15 
68.2% 


1 

4.5% 




1 

4.5% 


2 

9.1% 




2 
9.1% 


23 




5 
21.7% 




1 

4.3% 


11 

47.8% 


5 
21.7% 


1 

4.3% 








41 






2 
4.9% 


7 
17.1% 


17 
41.5% 


12 

29.3% 


3 

7.3% 








14 








6 

42.9% 


4 
28.6% 




3 

21.4% 




1 
7.1% 




179 


14 

7.8% 


9 

5.0% 


19 
10.6% 


43 

24.0% 


57 
31.8% 


24 

13.4% 


8 

4.5% 


2 
1.1% 


1 

0.6% 


2 
1.1% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



87 



115 



245 



447 



13 
14.9% 


23 

26.4% 


9 
10.3% 


16 

18.4% 


10 

11.5% 


15 

17.2% 




1 
1.1% 




35 
30.4% 


33 

28.7% 


7 
6.1% 


26 

22.6% 


11 

9.6% 




1 

0.9% 


1 

0.9% 


1 
0.9% 


26 
10.6% 


37 
15.1% 


36 

14.7% 


77 
31.4% 


43 

17.6% 


22 
9.0% 


4 

1.6% 






74 
16.6% 


93 

20.8% 


52 
11.6% 


119 

26.6% 


64 

14.3% 


37 
8.3% 


5 
1.1% 


2 
0.4% 


1 

0.2% 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



1,225 



196 


123 


206 


204 


221 


137 


77 


32 


15 


14 


16.0% 


10.0% 


16.8% 


16.7% 


18.0% 


11.2% 


6.3% 


2.6% 


1.2% 


1.1% 



75 



AGES OF FELONY CASES PENDING IN THE 
SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 27 

Cleveland 
% of Total 

Gaston 
% of Total 

Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
'ending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Year 
To 3 Yi 


95 


24 

25.3% 


31 
32.6% 


9 

9.5% 


8 
8.4% 


22 
23.2% 


1 
1.1% 




360 


103 

28.6% 


61 

16.9% 


51 
14.2% 


79 
21.9% 


57 
15.8% 


4 
1.1% 


4 
1.1% 


46 


20 
43.5% 


10 

21.7% 


11 
23.9% 


3 

6.5% 


1 

2.2% 




1 

2.2% 


501 


147 
29.3% 


102 

20.4% 


71 
14.2% 


90 

18.0% 


80 
16.0% 


5 
1.0% 


5 
1.0% 



1 

0.3% 



1 
0.2% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



227 



77 


51 


37 


34 


21 


6 


1 


33.9% 


22.5% 


16.3% 


15.0% 


9.3% 


2.6% 


0.4% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



L59 


13 

8.2% 


5 
3.1% 


17 
10.7% 


10 
6.3% 


40 

25.2% 


23 
14.5% 


HI 
6.3% 


13 
8.2% 


6 

3.8% 


22 
13.8% 


87 


10 
11.5% 


10 

11.5% 


5 
5.7% 


6 
6.9% 


42 
48.3% 


12 

13.8% 


2 

2.3% 








37 


4 
10.8% 






18 

48.6% 


7 
18.9% 


7 
18.9% 


1 

2.7% 








147 


17 
11.6% 


23 
15.6% 


35 
23.8% 


21 
14.3% 


22 
15.0% 


16 

10.9% 


5 
3.4% 


6 
4.1% 




2 
1.4% 


59 


2 
3.4% 


3 

5.1% 


4 

6.8% 


13 

22.0% 


20 
33.9% 


13 

22.0% 


2 

3.4% 


2 
3.4% 






489 


46 

9.4% 


41 

8.4% 


61 

12.5% 


68 

13.9% 


131 

26.8% 


71 
14.5% 


20 

4.1% 


21 

4.3% 


6 

1.2% 


24 

4.9% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

STATE TOTALS 
% of Total 



50 


21 
42.0% 


9 
18.0% 


1 

2.0% 


9 
18.0% 


10 
20.0% 












6 


3 
50.0% 






1 

16.7% 


1 

16.7% 


1 
16.7% 










16 






2 
12.5% 


8 
50.0% 


5 
31.3% 


1 
6.3% 










154 


5 
3.2% 




64 
41.6% 




68 
44.2% 


13 
8.4% 


4 
2.6% 








53 


2 
3.8% 


11 

20.8% 


1 

1.9% 


11 

20.8% 


23 
43.4% 


3 

5.7% 


2 
3.8% 








29 


4 

13.8% 


4 
13.8% 


14 

48.3% 


2 
6.9% 


2 
6.9% 


3 
10.3% 










:i 


1 

4.8% 


6 

28.6% 






7 
33.3% 


6 

28.6% 


1 

4.8% 








329 


36 
10.9% 


30 

9.1% 


82 
24.9% 


31 

9.4% 


116 

35.3% 


27 
8.2% 


7 
2.1% 








11,373 


2,298 

20.2% 


1,688 

14.8% 


1,435 

12.6% 


2,013 

17.7% 


2,145 

18.8% 


1,217 

10.7% 


365 

3.2% 


107 

0.9% 


51 

0.4% 


54 

0.5% 



76 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District I 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
'ending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Year 
To 3 Y 


13 


8 
61.5% 


1 

7.7% 


1 

7.7% 




1 

7.7% 


1 

7.7% 


1 

7.7% 


34 


17 


3 


4 


3 


6 


1 






50.0% 


8.8% 


11.8% 


8.8% 


17.6% 


2.9% 




57 


18 
31.6% 


20 
35.1% 


6 
10.5% 


11 
19.3% 


2 
3.5% 






71 


16 

22.5% 


14 

19.7% 


12 
16.9% 


8 
11.3% 


18 
25.4% 


3 

4.2% 




9 


2 
22.2% 


1 
11.1% 




4 
44.4% 


1 
11.1% 


1 
11.1% 




95 


22 
23.2% 


20 
21.1% 


25 
26.3% 


15 

15.8% 


12 

12.6% 


1 
1.1% 




31 


9 
29.0% 


5 
16.1% 


7 
22.6% 


4 
12.9% 


6 
19.4% 






310 


92 

29.7% 


64 

20.6% 


55 
17.7% 


45 

14.5% 


46 

14.8% 


7 
2.3% 


1 

0.3% 



2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



48 


14 

29.2% 


8 
16.7% 


12 

25.0% 


4 

8.3% 


8 
16.7% 


2 
4.2% 




25 


5 
20.0% 


4 
16.0% 


3 

12.0% 


7 
28.0% 


3 
12.0% 


3 
12.0% 




38 


16 
42.1% 




3 

7.9% 


3 

7.9% 


8 
21.1% 


6 
15.8% 


2 

5.3% 


17 


4 

23.5% 


5 
29.4% 


6 
35.3% 




2 
11.8% 






16 


5 
31.3% 


3 

18.8% 


3 

18.8% 


2 
12.5% 


2 
12.5% 


1 

6.3% 




44 


44 

30.6% 


20 

13.9% 


27 
18.8% 


16 
11.1% 


23 
16.0% 


12 

8.3% 


2 
1.4% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



74 


5 
6.8% 


1 
1.4% 


7 
9.5% 


22 
29.7% 


22 
29.7% 


17 
23.0% 






46 


23 
50.0% 


14 
30.4% 


6 
13.0% 


1 

2.2% 


2 
4.3% 








23 


3 
13.0% 


1 
4.3% 


3 
13.0% 


7 
30.4% 


3 
13.0% 


2 

8.7% 




4 

17.4% 


147 


34 
23.1% 


28 
19.0% 


40 
27.2% 


37 
25.2% 


7 
4.8% 




1 

0.7% 




290 


65 

22.4% 


44 

15.2% 


56 

19.3% 


67 

23.1% 


34 

11.7% 


19 

6.6% 


1 

0.3% 


4 
1.4% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



24 


1 

4.2% 


3 
12.5% 


1 

4.2% 


18 

75.0% 


1 

4.2% 




8 


2 
25.0% 


4 
50.0% 


2 
25.0% 








32 


8 
25.0% 


9 
28.1% 


2 
6.3% 


3 
9.4% 


8 
25.0% 


2 

6.3% 


50 


6 
12.0% 


18 
36.0% 


6 
12.0% 


9 

18.0% 


11 

22.0% 




114 


17 
14.9% 


34 

29.8% 


11 

9.6% 


30 

26.3% 


20 

17.5% 


2 
1.8% 



77 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



183 

49 

232 



55 
30.1% 



55 

23.7% 



27 
14.8% 

11 
22.4% 

38 
16.4% 



61-90 
Days 

3 

1.6% 

10 
20.4% 

13 
5.6% 



91180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



Days 

30 

16.4% 

10 
20.4% 

40 

17.2% 



To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



38 
20.8% 

17 
34.7% 

55 
23.7% 



14 
7.7% 

1 
2.0% 

15 
6.5% 



3 

1.6% 



3 

1.3% 



13 

7.1% 



13 

5.6% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



52 


7 
13.5% 


30 

57.7% 


1 
1.9% 


3 

5.8% 


3 

5.8% 


2 
3.8% 


3 
5.8% 


3 

5.8% 




34 




7 
20.6% 


8 
23.5% 


4 
11.8% 


8 
23.5% 


5 
14.7% 


2 

5.9% 






56 


5 
8.9% 


1 

1.8% 


9 
16.1% 


12 
21.4% 


17 
30.4% 


7 
12.5% 


1 
1.8% 


4 

7.1% 




23 




5 
21.7% 


7 
30.4% 


4 

17.4% 


2 
8.7% 


4 

17.4% 






1 
4.3% 


65 


12 

7.3% 


43 

26.1% 


25 
15.2% 


23 

13.9% 


30 

18.2% 


18 

10.9% 


6 

3.6% 


7 
4.2% 


1 

0.6% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



77 



158 



KK 



323 



7 
9.1% 


21 

27.3% 


8 
10.4% 


16 

20.8% 


21 

27.3% 


3 

3.9% 


1 
1.3% 




29 
18.4% 


54 
34.2% 


5 
3.2% 


35 
22.2% 


23 
14.6% 


7 
4.4% 


4 

2.5% 


1 

0.6% 


35 
39.8% 


13 

14.8% 


1 
1.1% 


23 
26.1% 


9 
10.2% 


6 

6.8% 


1 
1.1% 




71 
22.0% 


88 

27.2% 


14 

4.3% 


74 
22.9% 


53 

16.4% 


16 

5.0% 


6 

1.9% 


1 

0.3% 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



15 


4 
26.7% 


1 

6.7% 


1 

6.7% 


3 
20.0% 


3 

20.0% 


2 
13.3% 


1 

6.7% 


40 


5 
12.5% 


25 
62.5% 


5 
12.5% 


2 
5.0% 


2 
5.0% 


1 

2.5% 




49 


7 
14.3% 


15 
30.6% 


5 
10.2% 


8 
16.3% 


9 

18.4% 


4 
8.2% 


1 

2.0% 


104 


16 

15.4% 


41 

39.4% 


11 

10.6% 


13 

12.5% 


14 

13.5% 


7 
6.7% 


2 
1.9% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



230 


34 

14.8% 


20 

8.7% 


38 
16.5% 


48 

20.9% 


53 
23.0% 


21 
9.1% 


11 
4.8% 


5 
2.2% 




138 


39 

28.3% 


10 

7.2% 


14 
10. 1% 


23 
16.7% 


22 
15.9% 


26 
18.8% 


4 
2.9% 






78 


2 
2.6% 


22 
28.2% 


9 

11.5% 


17 
21.8% 


11 

14.1% 


16 
20.5% 


1 

1.3% 






178 


28 
15.7% 


38 
21.3% 


14 

7.9% 


29 
16.3% 


44 

24.7% 


19 
10.7% 


4 

2.2% 


1 

0.6% 


1 

0.6% 


29 


7 
24.1% 


2 
6.9% 


9 

31.0% 


5 
17.2% 


3 
10.3% 


2 
6.9% 


1 
3.4% 






653 


110 

16.8% 


92 

14.1% 


84 

12.9% 


122 

18.7% 


133 

20.4% 


84 

12.9% 


21 

3.2% 


6 

0.9% 


1 

0.2% 



78 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



523 



115 

22.0% 



124 

23.7% 



61-90 
Days 

98 

18.7% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



79 

15.1% 



53 
10.1% 



51 
9.8% 



1 

0.2% 



2 
0.4% 



District 1 1 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



15 4 4 2 
26.7% 26.7% 13.3% 

22 6 8 4 

27.3% 36.4% 18.2% 

16 7 4 3 
43.8% 25.0% 18.8% 

53 17 16 9 

32.1% 30.2% 17.0% 



1 3 

6.7% 20.0% 

3 1 

13.6% 4.5% 

1 1 

6.3% 6.3% 

1 4 5 

1.9% 7.5% 9.4% 



1 

6.7% 



1 

1.9% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



280 



77 



357 



71 
25.4% 


38 
13.6% 


61 

21.8% 


51 
18.2% 


54 
19.3% 


5 
1.8% 


7 
9.1% 


8 
10.4% 


6 

7.8% 


33 
42.9% 


18 
23.4% 


5 
6.5% 


78 
21.8% 


46 

12.9% 


67 

18.8% 


84 

23.5% 


72 
20.2% 


10 

2.8% 



District 1 ? 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



51 


6 
11.8% 


9 
17.6% 


11 

21.6% 


12 

23.5% 


12 

23.5% 


1 

2.0% 




34 


16 

47.1% 




9 

26.5% 


2 
5.9% 


4 
11.8% 


3 

8.8% 




93 


16 

17.2% 


26 
28.0% 


5 
5.4% 


12 

12.9% 


17 
18.3% 


11 

11.8% 


6 

6.5% 


178 


38 

21.3% 


35 

19.7% 


25 
14.0% 


26 
14.6% 


33 

18.5% 


15 

8.4% 


6 

3.4% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



151 9 45 19 19 58 1 

6.0% 29.8% 12.6% 12.6% 38.4% 0.7% 



District 15A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



118 13 36 26 29 

11.0% 30.5% 22.0% 24.6% 



11 

9.3% 



1 
0.8% 



1.7% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



53 



39 



92 



4 

7.5% 


15 

28.3% 


8 
20.5% 


5 
12.8% 


12 

13.0% 


20 

21.7% 



5 14 6 7 2 

9.4% 26.4% 11.3% 13.2% 3.8% 

2 8 8 5 3 

5.1% 20.5% 20.5% 12.8% 7.7% 

7 22 14 12 5 

7.6% 23.9% 15.2% 13.0% 5.4% 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



162 


17 
10.5% 


27 
16.7% 


8 

4.9% 


49 

30.2% 


37 
22.8% 


21 

13.0% 


3 
1.9% 


5 




1 

20.0% 


1 

20.0% 




3 
60.0% 






167 


17 
10.2% 


28 

16.8% 


9 

5.4% 


49 

29.3% 


40 

24.0% 


21 

12.6% 


3 

1.8% 



79 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



10 

118 

226 
432 



36 14 

30.5% 11.9% 
13 
16.7% 

28 
12.4% 
55 
11.3% 12.7% 



13 

5.8% 
4<) 



61-90 
Days 



12 
10.2% 

17 
21.8% 

31 
13.7% 

60 
13.9% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



Days 

5 
50.0% 

25 
21.2% 

20 
25.6% 

66 



To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



1 

10.0% 

23 
19.5% 

14 
17.9% 

71 



29.2% 31.4% 
116 109 

26.9% 25.2% 



2 
20.0% 

6 

5.1% 

13 

16.7% 

17 

7.5% 
38 
8.8% 



1 

10.0% 

1 

0.8% 

1 

1.3% 



3 

0.7% 



1 

10.0% 

1 

0.8% 



2 

0.5% 



District 18 

Guilford 
Greensboro 

% of Total 
High Point 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



557 


41 

7.4% 


45 
8.1% 


44 

7.9% 


195 

35.0% 


129 

23.2% 


70 
12.6% 


33 

5.9% 




IN) 


8 
5.3% 


20 
13.3% 


2 
1.3% 


10 
6.7% 


30 
20.0% 


63 
42.0% 


12 
8.0% 


5 
3.3% 


7«7 


49 

6.9% 


65 

9.2% 


46 

6.5% 


205 

29.0% 


159 

22.5% 


133 

18.8% 


45 

6.4% 


5 
0.7% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



95 


31 

32.6% 


16 

16.8% 


14 
14.7% 


11 

11.6% 


7 
7.4% 


13 
13.7% 






3 

3.2% 




56 


18 
32.1% 


1 

1.8% 




7 
12.5% 


5 
8.9% 


5 
8.9% 


9 
16.1% 


3 
5.4% 


8 
14.3% 




251 


35 
13.9% 


57 
22.7% 


4 
1.6% 


69 

27.5% 


64 

25.5% 


18 
7.2% 


4 
1.6% 








118 


36 

30.5% 


22 
18.6% 


21 

17.8% 


15 
12.7% 


4 
3.4% 


11 

9.3% 


6 

5.1% 




1 

0.8% 


2 

1.7% 


520 


120 

23.1% 


96 

18.5% 


39 

7.5% 


102 

19.6% 


80 

15.4% 


47 
9.0% 


19 

3.7% 


3 

0.6% 


12 

2.3% 


2 
0.4% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



32 


7 
21.9% 


10 
31.3% 




8 
25.0% 


3 

9.4% 


2 

6.3% 






2 

6.3% 


62 


5 
8.1% 


9 
14.5% 


8 
12.9% 


20 
32.3% 


8 
12.9% 


6 

9.7% 


5 
8.1% 


1 
1.6% 




66 


8 
12.1% 


16 

24.2% 


10 
15.2% 


14 

21.2% 


11 

16.7% 


5 

7.6% 


2 
3.0% 






79 




15 

19.0% 


3 

3.8% 


14 

17.7% 


20 
25.3% 


23 
29.1% 


2 

2.5% 




2 

2.5% 


53 


12 

22.6% 


13 

24.5% 


9 
17.0% 


13 

24.5% 


3 

5.7% 


3 

5.7% 








292 


32 
11.0% 


63 

21.6% 


30 

10.3% 


69 

23.6% 


45 

15.4% 


39 

13.4% 


9 

3.1% 


1 

0.3% 


4 

1.4% 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



167 45 33 38 40 

26.9% 19.8% 22.8% 24.0% 



10 1 

6.0% 0.6% 



so 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 22 

Alexander 
% of Total 

Davidson 
% of Total 

Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Da.vs Days 



69 

193 

37 

58 

357 



3 

4.3% 

65 

33.7% 

3 
8.1% 

7 
12.1% 

78 
21.8% 



15 

21.7% 

21 
10.9% 

1 
2.7% 

13 

22.4% 

50 

14.0% 



61-90 
Days 

20 
29.0% 

7 

3.6% 

10 

27.0% 

2 

3.4% 

39 

10.9% 



91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



9 
13.0% 

18 
9.3% 

18 
48.6% 

11 
19.0% 

56 
15.7% 



14 8 

20.3% 11.6% 

42 32 



21.8% 

4 
10.8% 

19 
32.8% 

79 
22.1% 



16.6% 

1 
2.7% 

1 

1.7% 

42 

11.8% 



4 
2.1% 



4 
6.9% 

8 
2.2% 



3 

1.6% 


1 

0.5% 




1 

1.7% 


3 

0.8% 


2 
0.6% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



25 


2 
8.0% 


4 
16.0% 




4 
16.0% 


7 
28.0% 


5 
20.0% 


3 
12.0% 






38 


15 

39.5% 


3 

7.9% 


4 
10.5% 




11 

28.9% 




4 

10.5% 


1 

2.6% 




98 


15 
15.3% 


4 
4.1% 


17 
17.3% 


17 
17.3% 


27 
27.6% 


14 
14.3% 


1 
1.0% 


1 
1.0% 


2 
2.0% 


54 


8 
14.8% 


4 

7.4% 


13 

24.1% 


9 

16.7% 


11 

20.4% 


6 
11.1% 






3 
5.6% 


215 


40 

18.6% 


15 

7.0% 


34 

15.8% 


30 
14.0% 


56 

26.0% 


25 
11.6% 


8 

3.7% 


2 

0.9% 


5 
2.3% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



31 




4 
12.9% 


2 
6.5% 


11 

35.5% 


7 
22.6% 


4 
12.9% 


3 

9.7% 


14 


3 

21.4% 






1 

7.1% 


4 

28.6% 


2 
14.3% 




15 








9 

60.0% 


6 

40.0% 






69 


28 
40.6% 


5 
7.2% 


1 

1.4% 


25 
36.2% 


4 
5.8% 


5 
7.2% 


1 

1.4% 


10 


2 

20.0% 


3 

30.0% 


1 

10.0% 


1 
10.0% 


3 

30.0% 






139 


33 

23.7% 


12 

8.6% 


4 

2.9% 


47 
33.8% 


24 

17.3% 


11 

7.9% 


4 

2.9% 



4 

28.6% 



4 

2.9% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



94 


7 
7.4% 


22 
23.4% 


7 
7.4% 


17 
18.1% 


19 

20.2% 


15 
16.0% 


7 
7.4% 








76 




26 

34.2% 


2 
2.6% 


14 

18.4% 


12 

15.8% 


9 
11.8% 


7 
9.2% 


4 

5.3% 


1 
1.3% 


1 

1.3% 


177 


35 
19.8% 


20 
11.3% 


25 
14.1% 


47 
26.6% 


37 
20.9% 


11 

6.2% 




2 
1.1% 






347 


42 

12.1% 


68 
19.6% 


34 

9.8% 


78 

22.5% 


68 
19.6% 


35 
10.1% 


14 

4.0% 


6 

1.7% 


1 

0.3% 


1 

0.3% 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



389 



33 

8.5% 



45 
11.6% 



39 92 82 82 

10.0% 23.7% 21.1% 21.1% 



10 

2.6% 



2 
0.5% 



1 

0.3% 



3 

0.8% 



81 



AGES OF MISDEMEANOR CASES APPEALED FROM DISTRICT COURTS 
AND PENDING IN SUPERIOR COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



36 



128 



41 



205 



10 

27.8% 

35 
27.3% 

17 
41.5% 

62 



9 
25.0% 

21 
16.4% 

6 

14.6% 

36 



61-90 
Days 

2 

5.6% 

26 

20.3% 

7 

17.1% 

35 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



6 

16.7% 

14 
10.9% 

7 
17.1% 

27 



7 
19.4% 

27 

21.1% 

4 

9.8% 

38 



30.2% 17.6% 17.1% 13.2% 18.5% 



2 
5.6% 

5 
3.9% 



3.4% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



71 



12 14 

16.9% 19.7% 



4 20 18 3 

5.6% 28.2% 25.4% 4.2% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



88 


6 

6.8% 


5 

5.7% 


4 

4.5% 


11 

12.5% 


24 
27.3% 


22 
25.0% 


4 

4.5% 


3 

3.4% 


1 
1.1% 


8 
9.1% 


39 


4 
10.3% 


4 
10.3% 


7 
17.9% 


8 
20.5% 


10 

25.6% 


6 
15.4% 










20 


1 

5.0% 


2 
10.0% 


2 
10.0% 


10 

50.0% 


4 
20.0% 




1 

5.0% 








96 


6 

6.3% 


10 

10.4% 


14 

14.6% 


28 
29.2% 


19 
19.8% 


13 

13.5% 


4 

4.2% 


2 
2.1% 






24 


3 

12.5% 






13 

54.2% 


6 

25.0% 


2 
8.3% 










267 


20 

7.5% 


21 

7.9% 


27 
10.1% 


70 

26.2% 


63 

23.6% 


43 
16.1% 


9 

3.4% 


5 

1.9% 


1 

0.4% 


8 
3.0% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



22 


5 
22.7% 


2 
9.1% 


1 
4.5% 


2 
9.1% 


8 
36.4% 


4 

18.2% 










6 






1 

16.7% 


1 

16.7% 


2 

33.3% 


1 

16.7% 


1 

16.7% 








25 


9 
36.0% 




4 
16.0% 


1 

4.0% 


3 
12.0% 


8 
32.0% 










136 


7 
5.1% 


36 
26.5% 


29 
21.3% 


3 
2.2% 


32 
23.5% 


24 

17.6% 


5 
3.7% 








29 


8 
27.6% 


4 
13.8% 


2 
6.9% 


3 
10.3% 


2 
6.9% 


10 
34.5% 










is 


2 
11.1% 




1 

5.6% 


4 
22.2% 


6 
33.3% 


5 
27.8% 










17 


4 
23.5% 


2 
11.8% 




4 

23.5% 


5 
29.4% 


2 
11.8% 










253 


35 
13.8% 


44 

17.4% 


38 

15.0% 


18 

7.1% 


58 
22.9% 


54 

21.3% 


6 

2.4% 








8,335 


1,431 

17.2% 


1,431 

17.2% 


1,023 

12.3% 


1,709 

20.5% 


1,582 
19.0% 


856 

10.3% 


193 

2.3% 


53 
0.6% 


32 
0.4% 


25 
0.3% 



<S2 



UTILIZATION OF CRIMINAL SUPERIOR COURT TERMS 
BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

1977 Calendar Year 





Days 


Days 


Days 


% 




Scheduled 


Held 


Unused 


Used 


District 1 










Camden 


13 


10 


3 


76.9% 


Chowan 


25 


21% 


3'/: 


86.0% 


Currituck 


30 


18 


12 


60.0% 


Dare 


45 


34 


11 


75.5% 


Gates 


15 


7 


8 


46.6% 


Pasquotank 


55 


44% 


10% 


80.9% 


Perquimans 


20 


13% 


6% 


67.5% 


District Totals 


203 


148% 


54% 


73.1% 


District 2 










Beaufort 


40 


73 


17 


81.1% 


Hyde 


13 


8% 


41/2 


65.3% 


Martin 


40 


33 


7 


82.5% 


Tyrrell 


10 


5% 


4'/ 2 


55.0% 


Washington 


23 


15% 


7% 


67.3% 


District Totals 


176 


135% 


40% 


76.9% 


District 3 










Carteret 


45 


34 


11 


75.5% 


Craven 


92% 


65'/2 


27 


70.8% 


Pamlico 


13 


11% 


1% 


88.4% 


Pitt 


110 


86% 


23% 


78.6% 


District Totals 


260% 


197% 


63 


75.8% 


District 4 










Duplin 


55 


37% 


171/2 


68.1% 


Jones 


21'/2 


9% 


12 


44.1% 


Onslow 


163 


116 


47 


71.1% 


Sampson 


75 


51% 


23% 


68.6% 


District Totals 


314V2 


214% 


100 


68.2% 


District 5 










New Hanover 


227 


192 


35 


84.5% 


Pender 


30 


26% 


3% 


88.3% 


District Totals 


257 


218% 


38% 


85.0% 


District 6 










Bertie 


25i/2 


19y 2 


6 


76.4% 


Halifax 


50 


37i/2 


12V2 


75.0% 


Hertford 


20 


17 


3 


85.0% 


Northampton 


21 


15% 


5% 


73.8% 


District Totals 


116% 


89% 


27 


76.8% 


District 7 










Edgecombe 


55 


38 


17 


69.0% 


Nash 


70 


51 


19 


72.8% 


Wilson 


88 


73 


15 


82.9% 


District Totals 


213 


162 


51 


76.0% 





Days 
Scheduled 


Days 
Held 


Days 
Unused 


% 
Used 


District 8 










Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 


18 

95 

145 

258 


9% 
69 
120 
198% 


81/2 
26 
25 
59% 


52.7% 
72.6% 
82.7% 
76.9% 


District 9 










Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


32% 
30 
35 
53 
20 
170% 


27% 
27i/2 
31% 
42i/2 
15i/2 
144% 


5 

2% 

31/2 
IO1/2 

41/2 
26 


84.6% 
91.6% 
90.0% 
80.1% 
77.5% 
84.7% 


District 10 











Wake 



District 11 



Durham 



District 15 A 



Robeson 
Scotland 
District Totals 



416 



331% 



276 



225 



84% 



51 



79.6% 



Harnett 


55 


47 


8 


85.4% 


Johnston 


80 


58 


22 


72.5% 


Lee 


40 


31% 


8% 


78.7% 


District Totals 


175 


136% 


38% 


78.0% 


District 12 










Cumberland 


336 


293 


43 


87.2% 


Hoke 


40 


37 


3 


92.5% 


District Totals 


376 


330 


46 


87.7% 


District 13 










Bladen 


36 


25 


11 


69.4% 


Brunswick 


48 


34 


14 


70.8% 


Columbus 


70 


51% 


18% 


73.5% 


District Totals 


154 


110% 


43% 


71.7% 


District 14 











81.5% 



Alamance 


160 


132% 


27% 


82.8% 


District 15B 










Chatham 


30 


25 


5 


83.3% 


Orange 


80 


73 


7 


91.2% 


District Totals 


110 


98 


12 


89.1% 


District 16 











155% 


1301/2 


25 


83.9% 


30 


24 


6 


80.0% 


185% 


154% 


31 


83.2% 



(S3 



UTILIZATION OF CRIMINAL SUPERIOR COURT TERMS 
BY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS 

1977 Calendar Year 



District 17 



Guilford 



District 19 



Forsyth 



District 22 



Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 



Days Days 

Scheduled Held 



Days 
Unused 



328 



278 



243 



213 



50 



30 



% 
Used 



Caswell 


25 


19>/2 


51/2 


78.0% 


Rockingham 


88 


82 


6 


93.1% 


Stokes 


25 


23 


2 


92.0% 


Surry 


50 


39i/2 


10'/2 


79.9% 


District Totals 


188 


163 


25 


86.7% 


District 18 











84.7% 



Cabarrus 


90 


67 


23 


74.4% 


Montgomery 


35 


24 


11 


68.5% 


Randolph 


75 


60 


15 


80.0% 


Rowan 


103 


73 


30 


70.8% 


District Totals 


303 


224 


79 


73.9% 


District 20 










Anson 


40 


M 


8 


80.0% 


Moore 


50 


42 


8 


84.0% 


Richmond 


60 


46 


14 


76.6% 


Stanly 


65 


57 


8 


87.6% 


Union 


78 


64 


14 


82.0% 


District Totals 


293 


241 


52 


82.2% 


District 21 











87.6% 



Alexander 


10 


81/2 


1% 


85.0% 


Davidson 


70 


501/2 


191/2 


72.1% 


Davie 


20 


15V2 


41/2 


77.5% 


Iredell 


75 


57 


18 


76.0% 


District Totals 


175 


131% 


43% 


75.1% 


District 23 











10 


3V 2 


6'/2 


35.0% 


17i/2 


9 


H1/2 


51.4% 


72V2 


58y 2 


14 


80.6% 


23 


18 


5 


78.2% 


;23 


89 


34 


72.3% 





Days 


Days 


Days 


% 




Scheduled 


Held 


Unused 


Used 


District 24 










Avery 


17 


15 


2 


88.2% 


Madison 


35 


28 


7 


80.0% 


Mitchell 


17 


12 


5 


70.5% 


Watauga 


30 


29 


1 


96.6% 


Yancey 


13 


10 


3 


76.9% 


District Totals 


112 


94 


18 


83.9% 


District 25 










Burke 


90 


691/2 


2oy 2 


77.2% 


Caldwell 


108 


78 


30 


72.2% 


Catawba 


158 


110 


48 


69.6% 


District Totals 


356 


257% 


98% 


72.3% 


District 26 










Mecklenburg 


638 


571% 


66% 


89.5% 


District 27 










Cleveland 


95 


75 


20 


78.9% 


Gaston 


223 


198 


25 


88.7% 


Lincoln 


60 


36 


24 


60.0% 


District Totals 


378 


309 


69 


81.7% 


District 28 










Buncombe 


198 


145 


53 


73.2% 


District 29 










Henderson 


35 


35 





100.0% 


McDowell 


45 


40 


5 


88.8% 


Polk 


15 


12 


3 


80.0% 


Rutherford 


43 


39 


4 


90.6% 


Transylvania 


25 


17% 


71/2 


70.0% 


District Totals 


163 


143% 


19% 


88.0% 


District 30 










Cherokee 


20 


15 


5 


75.0% 


Clay 


7y 2 


3 


4y 2 


40.0% 


Graham 


10 


4V2 


5y 2 


45.0% 


Haywood 


45 


38 


7 


84.4% 


Jackson 


20 


i2y 2 


7y 2 


62.5% 


Macon 


i2y 2 


8 


4y 2 


64.0% 


Swain 


20 


13 


7 


65.0% 


District Totals 


135 


94 


41 


69.6% 



STATE TOTALS 7,454% 5,981% 1,473 



80.2% 



84 



Wt\z ^Btstrtct (tttmrt JiUtstmt 

'"(Eife (Heneral (Assembly sljall, from time to time, oioioe ttje 
Ji»tate into a convenient number of local court districts anb sljall 
prescribe mljere ttje district Courts shall sit, but a district 
Court must sit in at least one place in eaclj county/' 

^ <tt. Const, JVrt &$, ^ec. 10 



THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

Total case activity in the district courts during 1977, compared with total 
case activity in the preceding four years, is depicted in the graphs which 
immediately follow. There was a four-and-one-half percent increase in 
total filings: 1,327,195 in 1977, compared to 1,270,000 in 1976. There was 
also an increase in dispositions: 1,276,225 in 1977, compared to 1,249,609 
in 1976. The increase in dispositions was not as large as the increase in 
filings. Consequently, there was a significant increase in cases pending at 
the end of the year: 228,729 cases pending December 31, 1977, compared 
to 177,759 at the end of 1976. The major portion of this increase in pending 
cases was in the criminal case category (an increase of 39,080) whereas the 
increase in civil cases pending was 11,890. 

Data is then presented on days of district court held (both civil and 
criminal), followed by data on district court civil dockets, on juvenile 
proceedings, and on district court criminal dockets. 



85 



TOTAL CASES ADDED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 
1,500,000 



1,400,000- 



1,300,000 



1,340,556 



1,322,359 



1,327,195 



1,200,000 1.1^.900 1,184,652 



,100,000 



1,000,000 



900,000 



800,000 



700,000 



600,000 



500,000 



400,000 



300,000 



200,000 



100,000 




1973 



1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



ADDED: 



DISPOSED OF: 



86 



TOTAL CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



240,000 



220,000 



200,000 



180,000 



20,000 



1973 



228,729 




1974 1975 

(YEAR) 



1976 



1977 



87 



The tables which follow present data on total days of district court for the past five years, and data 
on the days of court held at each district court seat during 1977. The total number of days of district 
court in 1977 was 19,217y 2 , compared with 18,593 in 1976. 



TOTAL DAYS OF DISTRICT COURT 
1973-1977 



Year Civil 

1973 5,728i/2 

1974 6,018i/2 

1975 6,673V2 

1976 6,6703/4 

1977 7,445 



Criminal 


Total 


10,8931/2 


16,622 


11,193 


17,2111/2 


11,9791/2 


18,653 


11,9221/4 


18,593 


11,7721/2 


19,2171/2 



88 



DAYS OF COURT HELD AT EACH SEAT OF THE DISTRICT COURT* 

1977 Calendar Year 



District 1 (2 Judges) 

Camden— Camden 
Chowan— Edenton 
Currituck— Currituck 
Dare— Manteo 
Gates— Gatesville 
Pasquotank— Elizabeth City 
Perquimans— Hertford 
District Totals 



District 2 (2 Judges) 

Beaufort— Washington 
Hyde— Swan Quarter 
Martin— Williamston 
Tyrrell— Columbia 
Washington— Plymouth 
District Totals 



District 3 (5 Judges) 

Carteret— Beaufort 
Craven— New Bern 
Pamlico— Bayboro 
Pitt— Greenville 

Farmville 

Ayden 
District Totals 



District 4 (4 Judges) 

Duplin— Kenansville 
Jones— Trenton 
Onslow— Jacksonville 
Sampson— Clinton 
District Totals 



District 5 (3 Judges) 



CIVIL 


CRIMINAL 


TOTAL 


5% 


17 


22i/2 


30 


38% 


681/2 


6% 


25 


31i/2 


18% 


40y 2 


59 


2% 


24 


26i/2 


36 


60 


96 


2V 2 


19V2 


22 


101% 


224% 


326 



19 


101 


120 


1 


14 


15 


5 


6I1/2 


661/2 


% 


Id/2 


11 


II1/2 


31 


42i/2 


37 


218 


255 



46 


124 


170 


1201/2 


172>/2 


293 


21/2 


31 1/2 


34 


112 


185'/ 2 


2971/2 


21/2 


24 


261/2 





23 


23 


283% 


560V2 


844 



141/2 


70i/2 


85 


5% 


18 


23i/2 


651/2 


234i/ 2 


300 


28 


92 


120 


113% 


415 


528% 



New Hanover— Wilmington 


145'/2 


235 


3801/2 


Pender— Burgaw 


81/2 


54i/2 


63 


District Totals 


154 


289V2 


4431/. 


District 6 (3 Judges) 








Bertie— Windsor 


71/2 


94i/2 


102 


Halifax— Halifax 


33 


861/2 


1191/2 


Roanoke Rapids 


1 


37i/ 2 


38i/2 


Hertford— Winton 


10 


69i/2 


79i/2 


Northampton— Jackson 


51/2 


57 


621/2 


District Totals 


57 


345 


402 


District 7 (4 Judges) 








Edgecombe— Tarboro 


35i/2 


85 


1201/2 


Rocky Mount 


91/2 


681/2 


78 


Nash— Nashville 


44i/2 


64y 2 


109 


Wilson— Wilson 


42i/2 


107 


1491/2 


District Totals 


132 


325 


457 



District 8 (5 Judges) 

Greene— Snow Hill 
Lenoir— Kinston 
Wayne— Goldsboro 

Mount Olive 
District Totals 



District 9 (4 Judges) 

Franklin— Louisburg 
Granville— Oxford 
Person— Roxboro 
Vance— Henderson 
Warren— Warrenton 
District Totals 



District 10 (6 Judges) 



CIVIL CRIMINAL TOTAL 



Durham— Durham 

District ISA (3 Judges) 
Alamance— Graham 



14 


33i/ 2 


47i/2 


1281/2 


1431/2 


272 


272 


175 


447 





251/2 


25'/ 2 


414^2 


3771/i 


792 



21 
117 
23 
23 
14 
198 



190 



175% 



48i/2 


69i/2 


52i/2 


169% 


42 


65 


641/2 


87i/2 


23 


37 


230% 


428% 



Wake— Raleigh 


370 


561% 


9311/2 


Fuquay-Varina 





121/2 


121/2 


Wendell 





12% 


121/2 


District Totals 


370 


586% 


956% 


District 11 { "4 Judges) 








Harnett— Lillington 


36 


82 


118 


Dunn 





28 


28 


Johnston— Smithfield 


110 


85% 


195'/2 


Benson 





35% 


35% 


Selma 





49 


49 


Lee— Sanford 


18% 


1241/2 


143 


District Totals 


164% 


404% 


569 


District 12 (5 Judges) 








Cumberland— Fayetteville 


429 


416% 


8451/2 


Hoke— Raeford 


3y 2 


54i/2 


58 


District Totals 


432% 


471 


903% 


District 13 (3 Judges) 








Bladen— Elizabethtown 


53% 


79% 


133 


Brunswick— Southport 


47 


57i/2 


104i/ 2 


Shallotte 


9 


35% 


441/2 


Columbus— Whiteville 


711/2 


144% 


216 


Tabor City 





29 


29 


District Totals 


181 


346 


527 


District 14 (3 Judges) 









237% 



204 



427% 



379% 



89 



DAYS OF COURT HELD AT EACH SEAT OF THE DISTRICT COURT* 

1977 Calendar Year 



District 15B (2 Judges) 

Chatham— Pittsboro 
Siler City 
Orange— Hillsborough 

Chapel Hill 
District Totals 



District 16 (4 Judges) 

Robeson— Lumberton 
Fairmont 
Maxton 
Pembroke 
Red Springs 
Rowland 
Saint Pauls 

Scotland— Laurinburg 

District Totals 



District 17 f 4 Judges) 

Caswell— Yanceyville 

Rockingham— Wentworth 
Reidsville 
Eden 
Madison 

Stokes— Danbury 

Surry— Dobson 

District Totals 



District 18 (8 Judges) 

Guilford— Greensboro 

High Point 
District Totals 



District 19(5 Judges) 

Cabarrus— Concord 

Kannapolis 
Montgomery— Troy 
Randolph— Asheboro 

Liberty 
Rowan— Salisbury 
District Totals 



District 20 (4 Judges) 

Anson— Wadesboro 
Moore— Carthage 

Southern Pines 
Richmond— Rockingham 
Stanly— Albemarle 
Union— Monroe 
District Totals 



CIVIL ( 


:riminal 


TOT A] 


i9y 2 


251/2 


45 


6% 


27 


331/2 


59y 2 


62i/ 2 


122 


11 


72% 


83i/2 


96% 


187% 


284 



118% 


227% 


346 





36 


36 





401/2 


40i/2 





15i/2 


15i/2 


t) 


32i/2 


32i/2 





20i/2 


2OV2 





37'/2 


37i/2 


771/2 


150 


227y 2 


196 


560 


756 



61/2 


31 


37i/2 


52 


26i/2 


78i/2 





69 


69 





631/2 


63i/ 2 





36 


36 


3 


631/2 


661/2 


24 


II41/2 


1381/2 


85% 


404 


489% 



519 


449 


968 


127% 


144 


276% 


646% 


598 


1,244% 



61% 


97 


158% 


1 


50 


51 


26% 


64 


90% 


63 


98% 


161% 





5% 


5% 


78% 


133 


211% 


230% 


448 


678% 



21 


(.3 


84 


36% 


41 


77% 





14 


19 


33 


68% 


101% 


38% 


91% 


130 


41 


98 


139 


.70 


381 


.551 



District ;i p Juages) 


CIVIL 


CRIMINAL 


TOTAL 


Forsyth— Winston-Salem 


438% 


480% 


919 


Kernersville 





18% 


18% 


District Totals 


438% 


499 


937% 


District 22 (4 Judges) 








Alexander— Taylorsville 


20 


28% 


48% 


Davidson— Lexington 


114% 


85% 


200 


Thomasville 





69% 


69% 


Davie— Mocksville 


17% 


37% 


55 


Iredell— Statesville 


105 


111% 


216% 


Mooresville 





29% 


29% 


District Totals 


257 


362 


619 


District 23 (2 Judges) 









Alleghany— Sparta 
Ashe— Jefferson 
Wilkes— Wilkesboro 
Yadkin— Yadkinville 
District Totals 



District 24 (2 Judges) 

Avery— Newland 
Madison— Marshall 
Mitchell— Bakersville 
Watauga— Boone 
Yancey— Burnsville 
District Totals 



District 25 (5 Judges) 

Burke— Morganton 
Caldwell— Lenoir 
Catawba— Newton 
Hickory 
District Totals 



District 26 1 8 Judges) 
Mecklenburg— Charlotte 



District 27 (5 Judges) 

Cleveland— Shelby 
Gaston— Gastonia 
Lincoln— Lincolnton 
District Totals 



District 28 14 Judges) 
Buncombe— Asheville 



71/2 


21% 


24 


8 


40 


48 


106 


99 


205 


12% 


40 


52% 


134 


200% 


334% 



25 


29% 


54% 


23% 


18 


41% 


23 


20 


43 


30 


33 


S3 


22 


21 


43 


123% 


141% 


265 


52 


145 


197 


72 


131% 


203% 


541/2 


87% 


142 


73% 


120% 


194 


252 


484% 


736% 



763% 



680 



1,443% 



641/2 


150 


214% 


195 


362% 


557% 


38% 


83% 


122 


298 


596 


894 



419 



406 



825 



90 



DAYS OF COURT HELD AT EACH SEAT OF THE DISTRICT COURT* 

1977 Calendar Year 



District 29 (3 Judges) 

Henderson— Hendersonville 
McDowell— Marion 
Polk— Columbus 
Rutherford— Rutherfordton 
Transylvania— Brevard 
District Totals 



CIVIL CRIMINAL TOTAL 



62% 


103 


I651/2 


29 


92i/2 


1211/2 


6 


43 


49 


35 


74 


109 


55V2 


49i/2 


105 


88 


362 


550 



District 30 (3 Judges) 

Cherokee— Murphy 
Clay— Hayesville 
Graham— Robbinsville 
Haywood— Waynesville 

Canton 
Jackson— Sylva 
Macon— Franklin 
Swain— Bryson City 
District Totals 



CIVIL 


CRIMINAL 


TOTAL 


7 


26i/2 


33% 


% 


81/2 


9 


91/2 


14 


23% 


48 


91 1/ 2 


139% 


3 


17 


20 


25 


26 


51 


27 


211/2 


48% 


22 


22'/ 2 


44% 


142 


227% 


369% 



STATE TOTALS 



7,445 



11,772% 19,217% 



All days of court at each seat were not necessarily held by a judge assigned to the designated judicial district. In 1977 District Court Judges held a 
total of 275 days of court in judicial districts other than their own. A day of court is defined as at least a two hour session before lunch and at 
least a two hour session after lunch. Judicial hospitalization, juvenile and domestic relations cases are counted as civil court. 



91 



DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DOCKETS 

Activity relating to civil cases in the district courts is depicted, first, in the graphs which show the 
numbers of cases added and disposed of in 1977 and the preceding four years and the numbers of 
cases pending at the end of 1977 and the preceding four years. There was an 8.8% increase in case 
filings in 1977 — 244,655, compared to 224,810 in 1976 — and a 9.7% increase in dispositions — 
232,765 in 1977, compared to 212,208 in 1976. The number of cases pending at the end of the year 
also increased, from 64,651 pending at the end of 1976 to 76,541 pending at the end of 1977. The 
distribution of these pending cases among the 100 counties is depicted in the table following the 
graphs, which is accompanied by the table showing the ten counties with the largest numbers of 
pending cases, nine of which appeared on the same table in last years Annual Report. 

Two tables show the numbers of cases pending, added, and disposed of, and the manner of 
disposition, in the 100 counties, for general civil cases, domestic relations cases (including child- 
support cases), and small claims cases (including both small claims cases heard by magistrates and 
small claims cases appealed from magistrates to the district court). A third table shows the ratios of 
dispositions to caseload and ratios of pending cases to dispositions for all civil cases. (The ratio of 
dispositions to total caseload in the district courts varies considerably among the 100 counties, 
ranging from 60.9% in Warren County to 90.4% in Perquimans.) A fourth table shows the time from 
filing to disposition for all civil cases disposed of during 1977 in the district courts. Finally, data on the 
ages of cases pending at the end of 1977 is presented, giving statewide totals for each of five 
categories of district court civil cases: general civil cases, domestic relations cases, child support 
cases, small claims cases assigned to magistrates, and small claims cases on appeal from magistrates. 

This is the first year in which data on time from filing to disposition has been available. It reveals 
that a substantial majority of the district court civil casss disposed of received prompt attention in the 
State's district courts: of the 232,765 cases disposed of during 1977, 206,948 (88.9%) were disposed of 
within 180 days of filing. It should be noted, however, that this table includes all civil cases disposed 
of in the district court division in 1977 and does not reveal the differences between small claims cases, 
most of which are heard by magistrates, and the other kinds of district court civil cases, which are 
tried before a judge. Small claims dispositions comprised 66% of the total number of dispositions in 
the district court division, and 97% of the small claims dispositions were handled within 180 days of 
filing. Civil cases tried before district court judges accounted for 34% of the dispositions in the district 
court division, and only 73% of these were disposed of within 180 days. 

The table on the ages of the cases pending at the end of the year, moreover, shows that only 45.8% 
(35,066 cases) had been pending for less than 180 days. This leaves 54.2% (41,475 cases) pending for 
more than six months, and 17.0% (13,010 cases) pending for two years or more, with 2.6% (1,994 
cases) pending for five years or more. 

The observation on the ages of civil cases pending in the superior courts seems to be applicable to 
the district courts as well: if neither of the parties involved in a civil case is interested in having the 
case put on the trial calendar, it will not likely be calendared. This, rather than non-availability of 
court resources, probably explains the numbers of long-pending civil cases in the district courts. As 
with the superior courts, it can be said that there is always an underlying public interest in assuring 
that civil cases are disposed of promptly in the district courts, consistent with the nature of the case 
and the rights of the parties involved. In civil matters, the court system (and thus the public interest) is 
not well served by having civil cases carried as open, pending cases for several years in the district 
courts simply because the parties permit or tolerate this to occur because of disinterest or inattention. 
At the least, such cases clutter the district court records and give an erroneous picture of the real 
workload confronting the court system. 

As with the superior courts, there is no official or generally recognized time standard for the 
disposition of civil cases in the district courts. If a one-year standard were applied to the civil cases 
pending as of December 31, 1977, one would conclude that there is a substantial backlog of civil cases 
in our district courts: 20,118 cases (26.3%) pending for more than a year. Applying a two-year 
standard would place 5,980 cases (7.8%) in a "backlog" status. 

No specific conclusions are expressed at this time as to what should be an appropriate time 
standard for the disposition of district court civil cases. This is a matter which merits the further 
attention of court officials, members of the practicing bar, and interested members of the public. 



93 



CIVIL CASES ADDED AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



260,0(X) 



240,000 



220,000 



200,000 



1X0,000 



160,000 



140,000 



120,000 



100,000 



244.655 



1232.765. 



224,810 



219,428- 



1973 




1974 1975 

(YEAR) 



212,208 





























1976 



1977 



ADDED: 



DISPOSED OF: 



94 



CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



80,000- 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 



40,000 



30,000 



20,000 



10,000 



1973 



1974 1975 

(YEAR) 



76,541 




1976 



1977 



95 



DISTRIBUTION OF PENDING CIVIL CASES 
AMONG THE COUNTIES 







(District Courts 


Number of 


Less than 




Cases 


100 


100-300 


Number of 






Counties & 






Year: 1973 


26 


27 


1974 


24 


23 


1975 


23 


26 


1976 


26 


23 


1977 


18 


22 



301-500 



501-1,000 



Over 
1,000 



17 


17 


13 


19 


19 


15 


19 


IN 


14 


25 


14 


12 


24 


21 


15 



TEN COUNTIES WITH LARGEST CIVIL DOCKETS 
PENDING AT YEAR END 



County 

*Mecklenburg 

*Guilford 

*Wake 

*Durham 

""Cumberland 

*Forsyth 

*New Hanover 

*Buncombe 

*Gaston 

Pitt 
STATE MEAN 
*Counties that were listed in this table in the l ( )76 Annual Report. 



'ending 

1/1/77 


Filed 


Disposed of 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Ratio (%) of 

Dispositions 

to Filings 


10,103 


26,127 


22,150 


14,080 


84.8% 


6,926 


21,011 


21,378 


6,559 


101.7% 


4,440 


13,930 


13,834 


4,536 


99.3% 


4,646 


11,847 


12,250 


4,243 


103.4% 


2,070 


10,286 


9.672 


2,684 


94.0% 


1,825 


10,634 


10,155 


2.304 


95.5% 


1,569 


5,763 


5.313 


2,019 


92.2% 


1,422 


5,499 


5,352 


1,569 


97.3% 


1,704 


5,015 


5,184 


1.535 


103.4% 


1,103 


3,638 


3.340 


1.401 


91.8% 


647 


2,447 


2,328 


765 


95.1% 



96 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







General Civil 






Domestic 






Small Claims 






Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 


Pending 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Pending 

1/1/77 


Filed 


Disposed 


Pendin 




1/1/77 


1977 


of 1977 


12/31/77 


1/1/77 


1977 


of 1977 


1977 


of 1977 


12/31/7 


District I 


























Camden 


9 


7 


8 


8 


5 


17 


15 


7 


2 


137 


12') 


10 


Chowan 


48 


175 


130 


93 


6 


47 


41 


12 


16 


487 


47 1 


\2 


Currituck 


32 


50 


42 


40 


22 


si 


48 


25 


18 


246 


245 


i') 


Dare 


75 


66 


68 


71 


43 


80 


72 


51 


29 


242 


228 


43 


Gates 


22 


S4 


41 


35 


23 


24 


29 


18 


4 


292 


284 


12 


Pasquotank 


171 


123 


166 


128 


98 


209 


218 


89 


44 


853 


859 


18 


Perquimans 


16 


17 


21 


12 


21 


29 


41 


9 


7 


252 


247 


12 


District Totals 


373 


492 


476 


389 


218 


457 


464 


211 


120 


2,509 


2,463 


166 


District 2 


























Beaufort 


98 


149 


L48 


<><> 


111 


350 


332 


159 


61 


1,512 


1,466 


107 


Hyde 


ll 


19 


21 


9 


K) 


35 


33 


12 


2 


96 


85 


13 


Martin 


62 


71 


61 


74 


237 


195 


192 


240 


59 


984 


948 


95 


Tyrrell 


13 


1(1 


11 


12 


4 


24 


23 


5 


5 


114 


107 


12 


Washington 


45 


74 


75 


44 


56 


IS! 


182 


55 


50 


701 


718 


33 


District Totals 


229 


325 


316 


238 


448 


785 


762 


471 


177 


3,407 


3,324 


260 


District 3 


























Carteret 


216 


191 


233 


1 '4 


51 


323 


282 


92 


II-- 


907 


886 


1 )6 


Craven 


336 


519 


425 


430 


297 


77 1 


668 


400 


99 


1,360 


1,289 


170 


Pamlico 


30 


29 


22 


37 


30 


84 


70 


44 


12 


255 


251 


L6 


Pitt 


606 


398 


336 


668 


359 


756 


630 


485 


138 


2,484 


2,374 


248 


District Totals 


1,188 


1,137 


1,016 


1,309 


737 


1,934 


1,650 


1,021 


364 


5,006 


4,800 


570 


District 4 


























Duplin 


107 


154 


142 


119 


IIP 


249 


217 


139 


'12 


1,477 


1,276 


293 


Jones 


35 


24 


38 


21 


32 


90 


84 


38 


19 


202 


181 


40 


Onslow 


344 


254 


335 


263 


275 


949 


714 


510 


371 


2,047 


2,158 


260 


Sampson 


165 


242 


244 


163 


2 l ) 


315 


270 


74 


92 


2,488 


2,386 


194 


District Totals 


65 J 


674 


759 


566 


443 


1,603 


1,285 


761 


574 


6,214 


6,001 


787 


District 5 


























New Hanover 


930 


1,270 


1,139 


1,061 


433 


1,106 


947 


592 


206 


3,387 


3,227 


366 


Pender 


61 


105 


93 


73 


38 


110 


103 


45 


21 


433 


386 


68 


District Totals 


99! 


1,375 


1,232 


1,134 


471 


1,216 


1,050 


637 


227 


3,820 


3,613 


434 


District 6 


























Bertie 


66 


74 


87 


53 


67 


133 


99 


101 


46 


747 


709 


84 


Halifax 


203 


133 


227 


109 


230 


400 


426 


204 


117 


1,518 


1,420 


215 


Hertford 


IM 


165 


239 


87 


144 


163 


219 


88 


46 


459 


415 


MO 


Northampton 


53 


121 


1 27 


47 


56 


84 


87 


53 


83 


710 


648 


145 


District Totals 


483 


493 


680 


296 


497 


780 


831 


446 


292 


3,434 


3,192 


534 


District 7 


























Edgecombe 


171 


348 


274 


245 


98 


414 


372 


140 


94 


2,893 


2,783 


204 


Nash 


271 


391 


269 


393 


243 


641 


535 


349 


74 


2,327 


2,238 


163 


Wilson 


263 


498 


449 


312 


128 


376 


390 


114 


87 


2,311 


2,230 


L68 


District Totals 


705 


1,237 


992 


950 


469 


1,431 


1,297 


603 


255 


7,531 


7,251 


535 



97 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







General Civil 






Domestic 






Small Claims 






Pending 

1/1/77 


Filed Disposed 
1977 of 1977 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Pending 
1/l/7f 


Filed Disposed 
1977 of 1977 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Pending 

1/1/77 


Filed Disposed 
1977 of 1977 


Pending 

12/31/77 


District 8 




















Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 


II 

368 
1,098 
1,477 


12 15 

374 295 

878 1,151 

1,264 1,461 


8 

447 

825 

1,280 


18 
276 
490 
784 


115 94 

644 582 

816 900 

1,575 1,576 


39 

338 
406 
783 


12 

210 
lis 
337 


267 243 
2,681 2,481 
2,300 2,293 
5,248 5,017 


36 
410 
122 
568 


District 9 




















Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


L28 
149 
207 
588 
163 
1,035 


115 93 
120 187 
129 170 

1 19 262 

120 115 
603 827 


150 
82 
166 
245 
168 
811 


155 
149 

26 

291 

99 

720 


192 170 
137 220 
181 124 
258 313 
89 93 
857 920 


177 
66 
83 

236 
95 

657 


44 

41 

667 

35 
862 


604 544 
1,274 1,226 

774 1,336 
1,618 1,564 

383 333 
4,653 5,003 


104 

84 

105 

12^ 

85 

512 


District 10 





















Wake 



2,544 2,740 2,904 



2,380 



1,270 2,582 



2,446 1,406 



626 



8,608 8,484 



750 



District 11 



Harnett 


368 


609 


496 


481 


233 


463 


419 


277 


203 


1,493 


1,468 


228 


Johnston 


260 


470 


370 


560 


263 


557 


531 


289 


147 


1,723 


1,585 


285 


Lee 


266 


452 


433 


285 


22 


247 


212 


57 


46 


1,177 


1,082 


141 


District Totals 


894 


1,531 


1,299 


1,126 


518 


1,267 


1,162 


623 


396 


4,393 


4,135 


654 


District 12 


























Cumberland 


698 


1,405 


1,222 


881 


891 


2,820 


2,627 


1,084 


481 


6,061 


5,823 


719 


Hoke 


63 


140 


122 


81 


12 


160 


140 


32 


21 


521 


480 


62 


District Totals 


761 


1,545 


1,344 


962 


903 


2,980 


2,767 


1,116 


502 


6,582 


6,303 


731 


District 13 


























Bladen 


')() 


262 


231 


121 


27 


100 


84 


43 


82 


709 


638 


153 


Brunswick 


138 


150 


130 


158 


111 


228 


206 


111 


70 


719 


628 


161 


Columbus 


379 


324 


265 


438 


149 


431 


545 


235 


159 


1,516 


1,498 


177 


District Totals 


607 


736 


626 


717 


287 


759 


635 


411 


31) 


2,944 


2,764 


491 


District 14 



























Durham 



2,170 1,202 1,456 1,916 1,494 1,475 1,512 1,457 



982 



9,170 9,282 



870 



District 15 A 



Alamance 


178 


357 


355 


180 


155 


930 


884 


201 


94 


1,820 


1,727 


187 


District 1SB 


























Chatham 


58 


108 


83 


83 


52 


245 


200 


97 


14 


1,039 


1,001 


52 


Orange 


316 


416 


264 


468 


147 


426 


324 


249 


50 


1,190 


1,064 


1 ?6 


District Totals 


374 


524 


347 


551 


199 


671 


524 


34b 


64 


2,229 


2,065 


228 


District 16 



























Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



552 

79 

631 



683 
126 
809 



549 

85 

634 



686 
121) 
806 



206 849 

123 345 

329 1,194 



766 

297 

1,063 



289 
171 
460 



558 

67 

625 



2.830 

965 

3,795 



3,032 
945 

3,977 



356 

87 

443 



98 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







General Civil 






Domestic 






Sma 


II Claims 






Pending 

1/1/77 


Filed 

1977 


Disposed 

of 1977 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Pending 

1/1/77 


Filed 

1977 


Disposed 

of 1977 


Pending 

12/31/77 


Pending 

1/1/77 


Filed 

1977 


Disposed 

of 1977 


Pending 

12/31/77 


District 17 


























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 


17 

178 

34 

174 

408 


S3 

338 

44 

454 

889 


44 
344 

34 
341 
813 


26 

172 

44 

237 

484 


44 
232 

48 

195 ' 
524 


114 

695 

172 

374 

1,360 


116 

674 

152 

360 

1,302 


52 
253 

68 
204 
582 


21 

132 
61 

114 

333 


545 
1,738 

675 
2,055 
5,013 


511 
1,741 

688 
1,899 
4,839 


ss 

124 

48 

275 
507 


District 18 


























Guilford 


4,422 


3,687 


4,650 


3,459 


1,589 


3,668 


3,631 


1,626 


915 


13,656 


13,097 


1,474 


District 19 


























Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


178 

2 
138 
122 
440 


499 

4 

259 

389 

1,151 


405 
2 
245 
347 
999 


272 
4 
L52 
164 
592 


218 
123 
L65 
137 
643 


696 

222 

551 

741 

2,210 


623 
203 
S4I 
693 
2,060 


241 

142 
175 
185 
793 


66 

54 
97 

124 

341 


1,335 
695 
1,164 
1,648 
4,842 


1,281 

495 

1,159 

1,635 

4,570 


120 
254 
102 
137 
613 


District 20 


























Anson 
Moore 
Richmond 
Stanly 
Union 
District Totals 


LOO 
198 
189 

132 
149 
768 


62 
209 
179 

206 
203 
859 


53 
195 
109 
153 
187 
697 


109 

212 
259 

IKS 

165 
930 


117 
121 
365 

41 

94 
788 


96 
333 
340 
269 
293 
1,331 


91 
300 
390 
224 
231 
1,236 


122 
154 
315 
136 
156 
883 


49 
71 

175 
40 
77 

412 


475 
1,125 
2,327 
1,041 
1,215 
6,183 


453 
1,081 
1,728 

998 
1,168 
5,428 


71 
lis 
774 

83 

124 
1,167 


District 21 



























Forsyth 



1,057 1,920 1,736 



1,241 



518 



2,105 2,039 



584 



250 



6,609 6,380 



479 



District 22 



Alexander 


15 


44 


44 


20 


22 


124 


116 


35 


24 


378 


382 


20 


Davidson 


125 


376 


331 


170 


189 


889 


783 


295 


118 


1,603 


1,545 


176 


Davie 


39 


133 


108 


64 


28 


62 


79 


11 


21 


347 


301 


(-7 


Iredell 


120 


446 


345 


221 


128 


639 


567 


200 


141 


2,200 


2,091 


250 


District Totals 


299 


1,004 


828 


475 


367 


1,719 


1,545 


541 


304 


4,528 


4,319 


513 


District 23 


























Alleghany 


32 


65 


52 


4S 


20 


72 


70 


22 


10 


102 


103 


9 


Ashe 


25 


SI) 


32 


43 


33 


116 


US 


34 


13 


224 


191 


46 


Wilkes 


233 


654 


655 


232 


124 


409 


410 


123 


97 


1,165 


1,031 


231 


Yadkin 


52 


77 


82 


47 


33 


173 


157 


49 


23 


1,138 


1,018 


143 


District Totals 


342 


846 


821 


367 


210 


770 


752 


228 


143 


2,629 


2,343 


429 


District 24 



























Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



41 
20 
15 

247 
17 

340 



144 
35 

65 
162 

62 
473 



131 
28 
44 

144 
57 

459 



59 
27 
31 

215 
22 

354 



14 
30 
9 
2} 
is 
91 



7 
57 
65 

135 
90 

354 



5 
56 
59 

103 
75 

298 



16 

31 

is 
55 
30 

147 



17 

4 
10 

41 
13 
90 



247 
141 
184 

278 

176 

1,031 



213 
140 
171 
253 
156 
933 



si 

10 
28 

66 

33 

188 



99 



CIVIL CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



General Civil 



Domestic 



Small Claims 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



Pending Filed 

1/1/77 1977 



171 282 

222 336 

424 674 

817 1,292 



Disposed Pending Pending 

of 1977 12/31/77 1/1/77 



259 

357 

732 

1,348 



194 125 

201 10 

366 182 

761 317 



Filed 
1977 



500 

369 

768 

1,637 



Disposed 
of 1977 



507 

254 

720 

1,481 



Pending 

12/31/77 



IIS 
125 

230 
473 



Pending 

1/1/77 



162 

170 
134 
466 



Filed 
1977 



1,266 
1,066 
1,660 
3,992 



Disposed 

of 1977 



1,208 
1,017 
1,629 
3,854 



Pending 

12/31/77 



220 
219 
165 
604 



District 26 



Mecklenburg 



4,948 



5,163 3,897 6,214 1,088 3,498 2,518 2,068 4,067 17,466 15,735 



5,798 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



138 320 328 130 

837 500 676 661 

56 106 122 40 

1,031 926 1,126 831 



133 


787 


704 


216 


84 


1,658 


1.588 


154 


628 


1,596 


1,588 


636 


239 


2,919 


2,920 


238 


64 


268 


260 


72 


49 


517 


537 


29 


825 


2,651 


2,552 


924 


372 


5,094 


5,045 


421 



District 28 
Buncombe 



563 



734 



721 



576 



390 



1,380 1,271 



499 



469 



3,385 3,360 



494 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



in 

137 

13 

78 

121 

462 



211 
81 
22 
214 
120 
648 



174 
77 
16 
198 
105 
570 



150 
in 
19 
94 
136 
540 



144 
50 
19 
63 
62 

338 



399 
2(H) 
82 
319 
161 
1,161 



381 
148 

42 
321 
106 
998 



162 

IH2 

59 

(.1 

117 

501 



30 
49 

17 

40 

102 

238 



556 
440 
164 
845 
516 
2,521 



524 
423 
159 
839 
521 
2,466 



62 
66 

22 

46 

97 

293 



District 30 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 



23 
5 
12 

100 
54 
ix 
19 

291 



4^ 
16 

34 
225 
122 

96 

46 
584 



49 

17 

27 

I'M 

117 

79 

34 

517 



I') 

•I 

19 

131 
59 
95 
31 

358 



12 

7 

9 

123 

10 

22 

18 

201 



97 
29 
32 

307 
43 
86 
62 

656 



87 
27 
33 

313 
35 
75 
57 

627 



22 
9 

8 

ir 
is 

33 

23 

230 



33 

8 

10 

36 

12 

21 

13 

133 



181 

65 

74 

919 

389 

304 

195 

2,127 



165 

60 

67 

861 

324 

280 

194 

1,951 



49 
13 
17 

94 

77 

45 

14 

309 



STATE TOTALS 31,479 37,220 35,906 32,793 17,831 46,996 43,138 21,689 15,341 160,439 153,721 22,059 



100 



CIVIL CASES DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







General Civil 




Domestic 






Small Claims 




Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


Total 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 
Decrease 


District 1 


By 

Jury 


By 
Judge 


Other 


By 
Jury 


By 

Judge 


Other 


By 
Jury 


By 
Judge 


By 

Magistrate 


Other 


in Pending 
Cases 


Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 




1 








1 


5 
47 

6 
18 
11 
20 

6 
113 


3 
82 
36 
50 
30 

146 
15 

362 









1 



1 


10 
26 
39 
56 
23 

188 
31 

373 


5 
15 

9 

16 
6 
24 
10 
90 








1 



1 


2 
1 

3 
3 
1 
4 
2 
16 


126 
460 
242 
222 
153 
840 
167 
2,210 


1 

10 



3 

130 

14 

78 

236 


152 
642 
335 
368 
354 

1,243 
309 

3,403 


2S 
137 

M4 
167 

65 
255 

33 
766 


+ 9 

4- 67 
4- 12 
4- 20 
4- 16 

- 58 

- 11 
4- 55 


District 2 




























Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 


2 





1 

3 


56 

11 

24 

7 

9 

107 


40 
10 
37 
4 
65 
206 


3 





3 


295 
26 

177 

11 

16X 

677 


34 
7 
15 
12 
14 
82 







1 
1 


14 


3 
3 

2 
22 


1,389 

85 

945 

95 

714 

3,228 


63 


4 
1 

73 


1,946 
139 

1,201 
141 
975 

4,402 


365 

34 

409 

24 

132 
969 


4- 65 
+ 11 
4- 51 
4- 7 
- 19 
4-115 


District 3 




























Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 



2 

5 
7 


71 

120 

10 

61 

262 


162 

303 
12 

270 
747 



3 



1 

4 


258 

606 

65 

532 

1,461 


24 

59 

5 

97 

185 




2 



2 


2 
35 

1 
12 
50 


346 
1,241 

248 
2,335 
4,170 


538 

11 

2 

27 

578 


1,401 
2,382 
343 
3,340 
7,466 


402 

1,000 

97 

1,401 

2,900 


+ 20 
4-268 
4- 25 
4-298 
4-611 


District 4 




























Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 
District Totals 


1 
1 

4 

6 


60 

23 

137 

134 

354 


81 

14 

194 

110 

399 






1 



1 


184 
56 
516 
228 
984 


33 
2S 

147 
42 

300 




2 

2 


2 
1 

18 


21 


1,212 
175 
2,131 
2,303 
5,821 


62 
5 
7 

83 
157 


1,635 
303 
3,207 
2,900 
8,045 


551 

99 

1,033 

431 
2,114 


4-245 
4- 13 
4- 43 
f 145 
4-446 


District 5 




























New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 


22 



22 


561 

32 

593 


556 

61 

617 


2 

2 


874 

86 

960 


71 
17 
88 


1 



1 


13 

2 

15 


3,198 

384 

3,582 


15 



15 


5,313 

582 

5,895 


2,019 

186 

2,205 


4-450 
4- 66 
4-516 


District 6 




























Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 


2 

1 


3 


12 
47 
39 
71 
169 


73 
180 
199 

56 
508 


1 





1 


73 
242 
148 

15 
478 


2S 

184 

71 

72 

352 









1 




5 
6 


689 
785 
413 
638 
2,525 


19 

635 

2 

5 

661 


895 

2,073 

873 

862 

4,703 


238 
528 
265 
245 
1,276 


4- 59 

- 22 

- 86 
+ 53 
4- 4 


District 7 




























Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 


1 
1 

4 
6 


70 

41 

256 

367 


203 
227 
189 
619 








308 

505 

349 

1,162 


64 

30 

41 

135 








18 

12 

4 

34 


2,734 
2,219 
2,129 
7,082 


31 

7 

97 

135 


3,429 
3,042 
3,069 
9,540 


589 

905 

594 

2,088 


+ 226 
+ 317 
+ 116 
+ 659 



101 



CIVIL CASES DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







Genera! Civi 


1 




Domestic 






Small Claims 




Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


Total 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 


District 8 


By 
Jury 


By 

Judge 


Other 


By 
Jury 


By 

Judge 


Other 


By 
Jury 


By 

Judge 


By 

Magistrate 


Other 


Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Greene 


o 


14 


1 


(1 


78 


16 





8 


232 


3 


352 


83 


+ 42 


Lenoir 


3 


114 


L78 


1 


513 


68 





7 


2.426 


48 


3,358 


1,195 


+ 341 


Wayne 


18 


477 


656 


4 


782 


114 





1 


2,290 


2 


4,344 


1,353 


-350 


District Totals 


21 


605 


835 


5 


1,373 


198 





16 


4,948 


53 


8,054 


2,631 


+ 33 


District 9 




























Franklin 





36 


57 





156 


14 


() 


1 


539 


4 


807 


431 


+ 104 


Granville 


4 


69 


114 





133 


K7 





4 


1,217 


5 


1,633 


237 


- 102 


Person 


6 


32 


112 





119 


5 








1,271 


65 


1,630 


354 


-546 


Vance 





193 


69 





300 


13 





5 


1,550 


9 


2,139 


610 


- 144 


Warren 





94 


21 





81 


12 








292 


41 


541 


348 


+ 51 


District Totals 


10 


444 


373 





789 


131 





10 


4,869 


124 


6,750 


1,980 


-637 


District 10 





























Wake 



32 



1,018 1,854 



2,264 



181 



108 



6,381 



1,995 13,834 4,536 + 96 



District 11 



Harnett 


1 


119 


376 


1 


364 


54 





14 


1,436 


is 


2,383 


986 


+ 182 


Johnston 


8 


86 


276 


2 


364 


165 





2 


1,561 


22 


2,486 


934 


+ 264 


Lee 





175 


258 





167 


45 


(1 





1,062 


20 


1,727 


483 


+ 149 


District Totals 


9 


380 


910 


3 


895 


264 





16 


4,059 


60 


6,596 


2,403 


+ 595 


District 12 




























Cumberland 


5 


278 


939 


1 


1,973 


653 





65 


4,576 


1,182 


9,672 


2,684 


+ 614 


Hoke 





2S 


94 





41 


99 








479 


1 


742 


175 


+ 79 


District Totals 


5 


306 


1,033 


1 


2,014 


752 





65 


5,055 


1,183 


10,414 


2,859 


+ 693 


District 13 




























Bladen 


3 


69 


159 





69 


15 





1 


631 


6 


953 


317 


+ 118 


Brunswick 


2 


42 


86 





1H4 


22 





2 


616 


10 


964 


452 


+ 133 


Columbus 


1 


K2 


L82 





327 


18 





20 


1,457 


21 


2,108 


850 


+ 163 


District Totals 


6 


193 


427 





580 


55 





23 


2,704 


37 


4,025 


1,619 


+ 414 


District 14 





























Durham 



858 



589 



1,399 



113 



9,275 



12,250 



4,243 -403 



District ISA 




























Alamance 


5 


141 


209 





776 


108 





12 


1,342 


373 


2,966 


568 


+ 141 


District 15B 




























Chatham 


1 


28 


54 





190 


10 





2 


997 


2 


1,284 


232 


+ 108 


Orange 


3 


lis 


146 





288 


36 








1,063 


1 


1,652 


893 


+ 380 


District Totals 


4 


143 


200 





478 


46 





2 


2,060 


3 


2,936 


1,125 


+ 488 



102 



CIVIL CASES DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







General Ci 


ril 




Domestic 






Sill! 


ill Claims 




Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


Total 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 




By 
Jury 


By 

Judge 


Other 


By 
Jury 


By 
Judge 


Other 


By 
Jury 


By 
Judge 


By 
Magistrate 


Other 


Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


District 16 




























Robeson 
Scotland 


2 
2 


204 
18 


343 
65 






708 
253 


44 






10 

1 


2,991 
919 


}1 

25 


4,347 
1,327 


1,331 

378 


+ 15 
+ 109 


District Totals 


4 


222 


408 





961 


102 





11 


3,910 


56 


5,674 


1,709 


+ 124 


District 17 




























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 



6 
2 
5 
13 


6 

37 

6 

30 

79 


38 
301 

2d 
356 

721 




1 

2 


3 


92 

605 

117 

267 

1,081 


24 
68 
33 
93 
218 









2 

24 
2 

7 

35 


503 
1,662 

685 
1,653 
4,503 


6 

55 

1 

239 

301 


671 
2,759 

874 
2,650 
6,954 


133 

554 
165 

721 
1,573 


+ 46 
+ 12 
+ 17 
+ 233 
+ 308 


District 18 




























Guilford 


23 


1,216 


3,411 


3 


3,341 


287 


1 


78 


12,998 


20 


21,378 


6,559 


-367 


District 19 




























Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


5 

1 

6 


72 
2 

55 
105 
234 


328 



189 

242 
759 


o 






560 
122 
484 
560 
1,726 


63 

81 

57 

133 

334 


! 




1 

2 


7 



27 
10 

44 


1,041 
495 
1,121 
1,621 
4,278 


232 



11 

3 

246 


2,309 
700 
1,945 
2,675 
7,629 


683 
400 
429 
486 
1,998 


+ 221 
+ 221 
+ 29 
+ 103 
+ 574 


District 20 




























Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 




8 
5 
1 

13 
27 


37 
67 
34 
22 
+4 
204 


16 
120 

70 
130 
130 
466 


1 






1 


82 
249 
372 
210 
209 
1,122 


8 
51 
18 
14 
22 
113 


1 
1 






2 


4 
14 

2 

3 

12 

35 


442 

989 

1,658 

992 

1,152 

5,233 


6 

77 

68 

3 

4 

158 


597 
1,576 
2,227 
1,375 
1,586 
7,361 


302 
481 

1,348 
404 
445 

2,980 


+ 36 
+ 91 
+ 619 
+ 141 
+ 125 
+1,012 


District 21 





























Forsyth 



25 



379 



1,332 



10 



1,532 



497 



68 



6,152 



159 10,155 2,304 +479 



District 22 



Alexander 


3 


12. 


28 


1 


99 


16 





4 


377 


1 


542 


75 


+ 14 


Davidson 


13 


74 


244 


I 


723 


59 


3 


4 


1,510 


28 


2,659 


641 


+ 209 


Davie 


1 


33 


74 





50 


29 





1 


244 


56 


488 


142 


+ 54 


Iredell 





67 


278 





503 


64 





9 


2,031 


51 


3,003 


671 


+ 282 


District Totals, 


17 


187 


624 


2 


1,375 


168 


3 


18 


4,162 


136 


6,692 


1,529 


-1-559 


District 23 





























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 



1 



7 

5 

13 



19 

9 

132 

23 

183 



32 
23 

516 
S4 

625 



60 

K4 
359 
138 

64! 



10 
31 
51 
19 
111 





1 

6 
3 

10 



102 

NO 

702 

1,005 

1,999 



I 


323 
10 

334 



225 

338 

2,096 

1,257 

3,916 



76 

123 

586 

239 

1,024 



+ 14 
+ 52 
+ 132 
+ 131 
+ 329 



103 



CIVIL CASES DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS BY MANNER OF DISPOSITION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 







General Ci 


vil 




Domestic 






Small Claims 




Total 


Total 


Increase/ 
Decrease 


























By 


By 




By 


By 




By 


By 


By 




Dispo- 


Pending 


in Pending 




Jury 


Judge 


Other 


Jury 


Judge 


Other 


Jury 


Judge 


Magistrate 


Other 


sitions 


12/31/77 


Cases 


District 24 




























Avery 


1 


60 


70 





4 


1 








208 


5 


$49 


126 


+ 54 


Madison 


1 


9 


IS 





37 


1') 





1 


129 


10 


224 


68 


+ 9 


Mitchell 


1 


18 


50 


1 


36 


22 








168 


3 


279 


74 


+ 40 


Watauga 





77 


117 





78 


25 








237 


lb 


550 


336 


+ 25 


Yancey 





IS 


39 


l 


hi 


13 





o 


151 


5 


288 


85 


+ 40 


District Totals 


3 


1182 


274 


2 


216 


80 





1 


893 


39 


1,690 


689 


+168 


District 25 




























Burke 


3 


76 


ISO 





464 


43 





29 


1,171 


8 


1,974 


532 


+ 74 


Caldwell 


3 


167 


187 





216 


38 


1 


9 


994 


13 


1,628 


545 


+ 143 


Catawba 


2 


283 


447 





644 


76 





6 


1,610 


13 


3,081 


761 


+ 21 


District Totals 


8 


526 


814 





1,324 


1 57 


1 


44 


3,775 


34 


6,683 


1,S38 


+ 238 


District 26 




























Mecklenburg 


17 


672 


3,208 


I 


2,322 


195 


2 


90 


15,584 


59 


22,150 


14,080 


+3,977 


District 27 




























Cleveland 


5 


111 


209 


2 


654 


48 





9 


1,540 


39 


2,620 


500 


+ 145 


Gaston 


l > 


2X2 


385 


1 


1,507 


so 


1 


40 


2,862 


17 


5,184 


1,535 


-169 


Lincoln 


2 


34 


86 





229 


31 





10 


508 


19 


919 


141 


- 28 


District Totals 


16 


430 


680 


3 


2,390 


159 


1 


59 


4,910 


75 


8,723 


2,176 


- 52 


District 28 




























Buncombe 


20 


285 


416 


9 


1,125 


S37 





19 


3,336 


5 


5,352 


1,569 


+ 147 


District 29 




























Henderson 


(1 


100 


74 





354 


27 





12 


490 


22 


1,079 


374 


+ 87 


McDowell 


1 


58 


IS 


1 


139 


s 





1 


417 


5 


648 


309 


+ 73 


Polk 





4 


12 


(1 


30 


12 





1 


153 


5 


217 


100 


+ 51 


Rutherford 





95 


103 





313 


s 





2 


819 


is 


1,358 


201 


+ 20 


Transylvania 





67 


38 





92 


11 





2 


515 


4 


732 


350 


+ 65 


District Totals 


1 


324 


245 


1 


928 


M 





18 


2,394 


54 


4,034 


1,334 


+296 


District 30 




























Cherokee 


(1 


13 


36 





56 


31 





1 


157 


7 


301 


00 


+ 22 


Clay 


(1 


2 


15 





20 


7 








52 


8 


104 


26 


+ 6 


Graham 


1 


IS 


s 





29 


4 








61 


6 


127 


44 


+ 13 


Haywood 





96 


98 





278 


35 





s 


842 


II 


1,368 


342 


+ 83 


Jackson 


1 


67 


49 





33 


2 





1 


320 


3 


476 


154 


+ 78 


Macon 


() 


1') 


60 





64 


1 1 





2 


278 





434 


173 


+ 52 


Swain 


2 


10 


22 





48 


9 





4 


189 


1 


285 


68 


+ 18 


District Totals 


4 


225 


288 





528 


99 





16 


1,899 


36 


3,095 


897 


+ 272 


STATE TOTALS 


346 


11,401 


24,159 


57 


37,275 


5,806 


20 


962 


145,337 


7,402 


232,765 


76,541 


+ 11,890 



104 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 


District 1 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


177 


152 


85.9% 


25 


152 


16.4% 


8 


Chowan 


779 


642 


82.4% 


137 


642 


21.3% 


23 


Currituck 


419 


335 


80.0% 


84 


$35 


25.1% 


56 


Dare 


535 


368 


68.8% 


167 


368 


45.4% 


88 


Gates 


419 


354 


84.5% 


65 


354 


18.4% 


12 


Pasquotank 


1,498 


1,243 


83.0% 


255 


1,243 


20.5% 


21 


Perquimans 


342 


309 


90.4% 


33 


309 


10.7% 


1 


District Totals 


4,169 


3,403 


81.6% 


766 


3,403 


22.5% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


2,311 


1,946 


84.2% 


365 


1,946 


18.8% 


13 


Hyde 


173 


139 


80.3% 


34 


139 


24.5% 


32 


Martin 


1,610 


1,201 


74.6% 


409 


1,201 


34.1% 


7-4 


Tyrrell 


170 


141 


82.9% 


29 


141 


20.6% 


23 


Washington 


1,107 


975 


88.1% 


L32 


975 


13.5% 


2 


District Totals 


5,371 


4,402 


82.0% 


969 


4,402 


22.0% 




District 3 
















Carteret 


1,803 


1,401 


77.7% 


402 


1,401 


28.7% 


50 


Craven 


3,382 


2,382 


70.4% 


1,000 


2,382 


42.0% 


87 


Pamlico 


440 


343 


78.0% 


97 


343 


28.3% 


46 


Pitt 


4,741 


3,340 


70.4% 


1,401 


3,340 


41.9% 


86 


District Totals 


10,366 


7,466 


72.0% 


2,900 


7,466 


38.8% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


2,186 


1,635 


74.8% 


551 


1,635 


33.7% 


12 


Jones 


402 


303 


75.4% 


99 


303 


32.7% 


68 


Onslow 


4,240 


3.207 


75.6% 


1,033 


3,207 


32.2% 


66 


Sampson 


3,331 


2,900 


87.1% 


431 


2,900 


14.9% 


6 


District Totals 


10,159 


8,045 


79.2% 


2,114 


8,045 


26.3% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


7,332 


5,313 


72.5% 


2,019 


5,313 


38.0% 


82 


Pender 


768 


582 


75.8% 


186 


582 


32.0% 


65 


District Totals 


8,100 


5,895 


72.8% 


2,205 


5,895 


37.4% 




District 6 
















Bertie 


1,133 


895 


79.0% 


238 


895 


26.6% 


V) 


Halifax 


2,601 


2,073 


79.7% 


528 


2,073 


25.5% 


37 


Hertford 


1,138 


873 


76.7% 


265 


873 


30.4% 


60 


Northampton 


1,107 


862 


77.9% 


245 


862 


28.4% 


47 


District Totals 


5,979 


4,703 


78.7% 


1,276 


4,703 


27.1% 





* Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1977 plus the number filed during 1977. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both ratios. 
The county ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases to 
dispositions during 1977, etc. 



105 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 



District 7 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County Ranking 
on Ratios 


Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 


4,018 

3,947 

3,663 

11,628 


3,429 
3,042 
3,069 
9,540 


85.3% 
77.1% 
83.8% 
82.0% 


589 

905 

594 

2,088 


3,429 
3,042 
3,069 
9,540 


17.2% 
29.8% 
19.4% 
21.9% 


9 

57 
18 


District 8 
















Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 

District Totals 


435 

4,553 

5,697 

10,685 


352 
3,358 
4,344 
8,054 


80.9% 
73.8% 
76.3% 
75.4% 


83 
1,195 
1,353 
2,631 


352 
3,358 
4,344 
8,054 


23.6% 
35.6% 
31.1% 
32.7% 


29 

78 
64 


District 9 
















Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 


1,238 
1,870 
1,984 
2,749 
889 
8,730 


807 
1,633 
1,630 
2,139 

541 
6,750 


65.2% 
87.3% 
82.2% 
77.8% 
60.9% 
77.3% 


431 
237 
354 
610 
348 
1,980 


807 
1,633 
1,630 
2,139 

541 
6,750 


53.4% 
14.5% 
21.7% 
28.5% 
64.3% 
29.3% 


94 

4 

24 

49 

100 


District 10 

















Wake 



18,370 



13,834 



75.3% 



4,536 



13,834 



32.8% 



69 



District 11 



Harnett 

Johnston 

Lee 

District Totals 


3,369 
3,420 
2.210 
8,999 


2,383 
2,486 
1,727 
6,596 


70.7% 
72.7% 
78.1% 
73.3% 


986 

934 

483 

2,403 


2,383 
2,486 
1,727 
6,596 


41.4% 
37.6% 
28.0% 
36.4% 


85 
81 

44 


District 12 
















Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 


12,356 

917 

13,273 


9,672 

742 

10,414 


78.3% 
80.9% 
78.5% 


2,684 

175 

2,859 


9,672 

742 

10,414 


27.8% 
23.6% 
27.5% 


42 
28 


District 13 
















Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 


1,270 
1,416 
2,958 
5,644 


953 

964 

2,108 

4,025 


75.0% 
68.1% 
71.3% 
71.3% 


317 

452 

850 

1,619 


953 

964 

2,108 

4,025 


33.3% 
46.9% 
40.3% 
40.2% 


90 
84 


District 14 
















Durham 


16,493 


12,250 


74.3% 


4,243 


12,250 


34.6% 


75 


District ISA 

















Alamance 



3,534 



2,966 



83.9% 



568 



2,966 



19.2% 



17 



106 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 



District 15B 


Total 
Caseload 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Dis- 
positions 
to Caseload 


Total Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Total 
Dispo- 
sitions 


% of Pending 

Cases to 
Dispositions 


County Ranking 
on Ratios 


Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 


1,516 
2,545 
4,061 


1,284 
1,652 
2,936 


84.7% 
64.9% 
72.3% 


232 

893 

1,125 


1,284 
1,652 
2,936 


18.1% 
54.1% 
38.3% 


10 

95 


District 16 
















Robeson 
Scotland 
District Totals 


5,678 
1,705 
7,383 


4,347 
1,327 
5,674 


76.6% 
77.8% 
76.9% 


1,331 

378 

1,709 


4,347 
1,327 
5,674 


30.6% 
28.5% 
30.1% 


62 

48 


District 17 
















Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 


804 
3,313 
1,039 
3,371 
8,527 


671 
2,759 

874 
2,650 
6,954 


83.5% 
83.3% 
84.1% 
78.6% 
81.6% 


133 
554 
165 

721 
1,573 


671 
2,759 

874 
2,650 
6,954 


19.8% 
20.1% 
18.9% 
27.2% 
22.6% 


L9 
20 

14 
41 


District 18 
















Guilford 


27,937 


21,378 


76.5% 


6,559 


21,378 


30.7% 


63 


District 19 
















Cabarrus 
Montgomery 
Randolph 
Rowan 
District Totals 


2,992 
1,100 
2,374 
3,161 
9,627 


2,309 
700 
1,945 
2,675 
7,629 


77.2% 
63.6% 
81.9% 
84.6% 
79.2% 


683 
400 
429 
486 
1,998 


2,309 
700 
1,945 
2,675 
7,629 


29.6% 
57.1% 
22.1% 
18.2% 
26.2% 


55 
96 

25 

11 


District 20 
















Anson 

Moore 

Richmond 

Stanly 

Union 

District Totals 


899 
2,057 
3,575 
1,779 
2,031 
10,341 


597 
1,576 
2,227 
1,375 
1,586 
7,361 


66.4% 
76.6% 
62.3% 
77.3% 
78.1% 
71.2% 


302 
481 

1,348 
404 
445 

2,980 


597 
1,576 
2,227 
1,375 
1,586 
7,361 


50.6% 
30.5% 
60.5% 
29.4% 
28. 1% 
40.5% 


93 
61 
97 
53 
45 


District 21 

















Forsyth 



12,459 



10,155 



81.5% 



2,304 



10,155 



22.7% 



27 



District 22 
















Alexander 


617 


542 


87.8% 


7^ 


542 


13.8% 


3 


Davidson 


3,300 


2,659 


80.6% 


641 


2,659 


24. 1% 


31 


Davie 


630 


488 


77.5% 


142 


488 


29.1% 


51 


Iredell 


3,674 


3,003 


81.7% 


671 


3,003 


22.3% 


26 


District Totals 


8,221 


6,692 


81.4% 


1,529 


6,692 


22.8% 





107 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 






Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


County Ranking 


District 23 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Alleghany 


30] 


225 


74.8% 


76 


225 


33.8% 


73 


Ashe 


461 


338 


73.3% 


123 


338 


36.4% 


80 


Wilkes 


2,682 


2,096 


78.2% 


586 


2,096 


28.0% 


43 


Yadkin 


1,496 


1,257 


84.0% 


239 


1,257 


19.0% 


L5 


District Totals 


4,940 


3,916 


79.3% 


1,024 


3,916 


26.1% 




District 24 
















Avery 


475 


349 


73.5% 


126 


349 


36.1% 


74 


Madison 


292 


224 


76.7% 


68 


224 


30.4% 


59 


Mitchell 


353 


279 


79.0% 


74 


279 


26.5% 


38 


Watauga 


886 


550 


62.1% 


336 


550 


61.1% 


98 


Yancey 


373 


288 


77.2% 


85 


288 


29.5% 


54 


District Totals 


2,379 


1,690 


71.0% 


689 


1,690 


40.8% 




District 25 
















Burke 


2,506 


1,974 


78.8% 


532 


1,974 


27.0% 


40 


Caldwell 


2,173 


1,628 


74.9% 


545 


1,628 


33.5% 


71 


Catawba 


3,842 


3,081 


80.2% 


761 


3,081 


24.7% 


33 


District Totals 


8,521 


6,683 


78.4% 


1,838 


6,683 


27.5% 




District 26 
















Mecklenburg 


36,230 


22,150 


61.1% 


14,080 


22,150 


63.6% 


99 


District 27 
















Cleveland 


3,120 


2,620 


84.0% 


500 


2.620 


19.1% 


16 


Gaston 


6,719 


5,184 


77.2% 


1,535 


5,184 


29.6% 


56 


Lincoln 


1,060 


919 


86.7% 


141 


919 


15.3% 


7 


District Totals 


10,899 


8,723 


80.0% 


2,176 


8,723 


24.9% 




District 28 
















Buncombe 


6,921 


5,352 


77.3% 


1,569 


5,352 


29.3% 


52 


District 29 
















Henderson 


1,453 


1,079 


74.3% 


374 


1,079 


34.7% 


77 


McDowell 


957 


648 


67.7% 


309 


648 


47.7% 


91 


Polk 


317 


217 


68.5% 


100 


217 


46.1% 


89 


Rutherford 


1,559 


1,358 


87.1% 


201 


1,358 


14.8% 


5 


Transylvania 


1,082 


732 


67.7% 


350 


732 


47.8% 


42 


District Totals 


5,368 


4,034 


75.1% 


1,334 


4,034 


33.1% 




District 30 
















Cherokee 


391 


301 


77.0% 


90 


301 


29.9% 


58 


Clay 


130 


104 


80.0% 


26 


104 


25.0% 


35 


Graham 


171 


127 


74.3% 


44 


127 


34.6% 


lb 


Haywood 


1,710 


1,368 


80.0% 


342 


1,368 


25.0% 


34 


Jackson 


630 


476 


75.6% 


154 


476 


32.4% 


67 


Macon 


607 


434 


71.5% 


173 


434 


39.9% 


S3 


Swain 


353 


285 


80.7% 


68 


285 


23.9% 


30 


District Totals 


3,992 


3,095 


77.5% 


897 


3,095 


29.0% 





STATE TOTALS 



309,306 



232,765 



75.3% 



76,541 



232,765 



32.9% 



108 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF ALL CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District I 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 
% of Total 

Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Tolal 
ii.spoM.-d 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To S Yrs 


Grealei 
Than S Y 


152 


70 
46.1% 


65 

42.8% 


3 

2.0% 


3 
2.0% 


4 

2.6% 


4 
2.6% 


2 
1.3% 




1 

0.7% 




642 


409 

63.7% 


143 

22.3% 


39 

6.1% 


33 

5.1% 


14 

2.2% 


3 
0.5% 




1 

0.2% 






335 


178 
53.1% 


86 
25.7% 


14 

5.7% 


17 
5.1% 


19 

5.7% 


14 

4.2% 


2 
0.6% 








368 


186 

50.5% 


54 
14.7% 


15 
4.1% 


46 

12.5% 


32 

8.7% 


L9 

5.2% 


8 
2.2% 


5 
1.4% 


2 

0.5% 


1 

0.3% 


354 


202 
57.1% 


93 
26.3% 


22 
6.2% 


11 
3.1% 


8 
2.3% 


11 

3.1% 


4 
1.1% 


1 
0.3% 


1 
0.3% 


1 

0.3% 


1,243 


799 
64.3% 


190 

15.3% 


38 
3.1% 


75 
6.0% 


55 
4.4% 


57 
4.6% 


19 
1.5% 


5 
0.4% 


2 
0.2% 


3 

0.2% 


309 


196 

63.4% 


59 
19.1% 


15 

4.9% 


13 

4.2% 


11 
3.6% 


7 
2.3% 


1 

0.3% 


3 
1.0% 


2 
0.6% 


2 
0.6% 


3,403 


2,040 

59.9% 


690 

20.3% 


151 

4.4% 


198 

5.8% 


143 

4.2% 


115 

3.4% 


36 

1.1% 


15 

0.4% 


8 
0.2% 


7 
0.2% 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,946 



139 



1,201 



141 



975 



4,402 



1,519 
78.1% 


141 

7.2% 


62 

3.2% 


120 

6.2% 


33 

1.7% 


28 
1.4% 


12 
0.6% 


5 
0.3% 


11 

0.6% 


15 

0.8% 


81 

58.3% 


19 

13.7% 


12 
8.6% 


15 
10.8% 


7 
5.0% 


2 
1.4% 


1 

0.7% 


1 

0.7% 




1 

0.7% 


610 
50.8% 


364 
30.3% 


72 
6.0% 


69 

5.7% 


27 
2.2% 


26 
2.2% 


13 

1.1% 


2 
0.2% 


3 

0.2% 


15 
1.2% 


63 

44.7% 


56 
39.7% 


6 

4.3% 


7 
5.0% 


3 

2.1% 


5 
3.5% 


1 

0.7% 








701 
71.9% 


74 
7.6% 


23 
2.4% 


82 
8.4% 


55 
5.6% 


31 

3.2% 


3 
0.3% 


2 
0.2% 




4 
0.4% 


2,974 

67.6% 


654 

14.9% 


175 
4.0% 


293 

6.7% 


125 

2.8% 


92 

2.1% 


30 

0.7% 


10 

0.2% 


14 

0.3% 


35 
0.8% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,401 


792 
56.5% 


241 

17.2% 


60 

4.3% 


95 

6.8% 


112 

8.0% 


64 

4.6% 


23 

1.6% 


10 

0.7% 


2 
0.1% 


2 
0.1% 


2,382 


1,266 

53.1% 


515 
21.6% 


160 

6.7% 


246 
10.3% 


77 
3.2% 


55 
2.3% 


31 

1.3% 


13 

0.5% 


9 

0.4% 


10 
0.4% 


343 


253 
73.8% 


36 

10.5% 


13 

3.8% 


31 
9.0% 


4 

1.2% 


4 
1.2% 






1 

0.3% 


1 

0.3% 


3,340 


1,917 
57.4% 


761 
22.8% 


222 
6.6% 


269 
8.1% 


69 
2.1% 


43 
1.3% 


18 
0.5% 


1 


2 
0.1% 


38 
1.1% 


7,466 


4,228 

56.6% 


1,553 

20.8% 


455 
6.1% 


641 

8.6% 


262 

3.5% 


166 

2.2% 


72 
1.0% 


24 

0.3% 


14 

0.2% 


51 
0.7% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,635 


935 
57.2% 


409 

25.0% 


70 
4.3% 


102 
6.2% 


86 

5.3% 


24 

1.5% 


5 
0.3% 


4 

0.2% 






303 


191 
63.0% 


52 
17.2% 


12 

4.0% 


8 
2.6% 


5 

1.7% 


15 
5.0% 


10 

3.3% 


4 

1.3% 


4 

1.3% 


2 

0.7% 


3,207 


1,599 

49.9% 


617 
19.2% 


238 

7.4% 


172 
5.4% 


339 

10.6",, 


201 

6.3% 


35 
1.1% 


4 
0.1% 




2 
0.1% 


2,900 


1,675 
57.8% 


758 
26.1% 


96 

3.3% 


264 

9.1% 


55 
1.9% 


34 

1.2% 


12 
0.4% 


3 
0.1% 


3 
0.1% 




8,045 


4,400 

54.7% 


1,836 

22.8% 


416 

5.2% 


546 

6.8% 


485 
6.0% 


274 
3.4% 


62 

0.8% 


15 

0.2% 


7 
0.1% 


4 



109 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF ALL CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
isposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To 5 Yrs 


Grealer 
Than S Yrs 


5,313 


2,914 

54.8% 


1,050 
19.8% 


318 
6.0% 


403 
7.6% 


178 
3.4% 


144 

2.7% 


279 

5.3% 


22 
0.4% 


2 


3 

0.1% 


582 


356 
61.2% 


79 
13.6% 


39 

6.7% 


37 
6.4% 


38 

6.5% 


4 
0.7% 


8 
1.4% 


15 

2.6% 


3 

0.5% 


3 

0.5% 


5,895 


3,270 

55.5% 


1,129 

19.2% 


357 
6.1% 


440 

7.5% 


216 

3.7% 


148 

2.5% 


287 
4.9% 


37 
0.6% 


5 
0.1% 


6 

0.1% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



895 


603 
67.4% 


128 
14.3% 


27 
3.0% 


93 
10.4% 


18 

2.0% 


9 
1.0% 


3 

0.3% 


6 
0.7% 


2 
0.2% 


6 
0.7% 


2,073 


738 
35.6% 


813 

39.2% 


129 
6.2% 


86 
4.1% 


46 
2.2% 


74 
3.6% 


73 
3.5% 


42 
2.0% 


38 
1.8% 


34 
1.6% 


873 


180 

20.6% 


368 
42.2% 


37 
4.2% 


50 
5.7% 


61 
7.0% 


29 
3.3% 


14 
1.6% 


35 
4.0% 


43 
4.9% 


56 

6.4% 


862 


542 
62.9% 


194 

22.5% 


40 
4.6% 


27 
3.1% 


26 
3.0% 


10 
1.2% 


11 
1.3% 


5 
0.6% 


2 
0.2% 


5 
0.6% 


4,703 


2,063 

43.9% 


1,503 

32.0% 


233 

5.0% 


256 

5.4% 


151 

3.2% 


122 

2.6% 


101 

2.1% 


88 
1.9% 


85 

1.8% 


101 

2.1% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



3,429 


2,755 
80.3% 


376 
11.0% 


132 
3.8% 


70 

2.0% 


35 
1.0% 


29 

0.8% 


22 
0.6% 


6 

0.2% 


3 
0.1% 


3,042 


2,391 
78.6% 


365 
12.0% 


122 
4.0% 


76 
2.5% 


42 
1.4% 


30 
1.0% 


14 

0.5% 


2 

0.1% 




3,069 


2,194 

71.5% 


335 
10.9% 


94 

3.1% 


136 
4.4% 


48 

1.6% 


107 
3.5% 


132 

4.3% 


22 
0.7% 


1 


9,540 


7,340 

76.9% 


1,076 

11.3% 


348 

3.6% 


282 
3.0% 


125 

1.3% 


166 

1.7% 


168 

1.8% 


30 

0.3% 


4 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



352 


263 

74.7% 


41 
11.6% 


18 

5.1% 


20 

5.7% 


6 

1.7% 


3 
0.9% 




1 

0.3% 






3,358 


2,382 
70.9% 


399 
11.9% 


91 

2.7% 


252 
7.5% 


110 
3.3% 


34 
1.0% 


55 
1.6% 


31 

0.9% 


2 
0.1% 


2 
0.1% 


4,344 


2,429 
55.9% 


583 
13.4% 


183 
4.2% 


221 
5.1% 


115 

2.6% 


75 

1.7% 


215 
4.9% 


448 
10.3% 


58 
1.3% 


17 
0.4% 


8,054 


5,074 

63.0% 


1,023 

12.7% 


292 

3.6% 


493 

6.1% 


231 

2.9% 


112 

1.4% 


270 

3.4% 


480 
6.0% 


60 

0.7% 


19 

0.2% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



807 


474 
58.7% 


152 
18.8% 


33 

4.1% 


42 

5.2% 


15 
1.9% 


23 
2.9% 


23 
2.9% 


11 
1.4% 


11 

1.4% 


23 

2.9% 


1,633 


1,242 

76.1% 


104 
6.4% 


28 
1.7% 


35 
2.1% 


43 
2.6% 


48 
2.9% 


38 
2.3% 


30 
1.8% 


20 
1.2% 


45 

2.8",, 


1,630 


580 
35.6% 


201 
12.3% 


51 

3.1% 


86 
5.3% 


67 
4.1% 


149 
9.1% 


73 
4.5% 


90 
5.5% 


104 

6.4% 


229 
14.0% 


2,139 


1.539 
71.9% 


200 
9.4% 


44 
2.1% 


34 
1.6% 


25 

1.2% 


12 
0.6% 


5 
0.2% 


3 
0.1% 


16 

0.7% 


261 
12.2% 


541 


310 

57.3% 


75 
13.9% 


23 
4.3% 


35 
6.5% 


26 

4.8% 


5 
0.9% 


1 

0.2% 


2 
0.4% 


2 
0.4% 


62 
11.5% 


6,750 


4,145 
61.4% 


732 
10.8% 


179 

2.7% 


232 
3.4% 


176 

2.6% 


237 
3.5% 


140 

2.1% 


136 

2.0% 


153 

2.3% 


620 

9.2% 



110 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF ALL CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 3060 61-90 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days 

13,834 6,694 3,568 829 

48.4% 25.8% 6.0% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr To 2 Yrs To 3 Yrs To 4 Yrs To 5 Yrs Than 5 Yrs 



948 

6.9% 



529 

3.8% 



636 

4.6% 



419 

3.0% 



178 
1.3% 



22 
0.2% 



11 

0.1% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



2,383 


1,162 

48.8% 


437 
18.3% 


122 

5.1% 


330 
13.8% 


75 
3.1% 


106 
4.4% 


121 

5.1% 


20 

0.8% 


4 

0.2% 


6 

0.3% 


2,486 


1,444 
58.1% 


491 

19.8% 


124 
5.0% 


245 
9.9% 


85 
3.4% 


81 
3.3% 


15 
0.6% 


1 






1,727 


1,090 
63.1% 


255 
14.8% 


80 
4.6% 


128 
7.4% 


41 

2.4% 


83 
4.8% 


31 

1.8% 


9 
0.5% 


10 
0.6% 




6,596 


3,696 

56.0% 


1,183 

17.9% 


326 

4.9% 


703 

10.7% 


201 

3.0% 


270 
4.1% 


167 

2.5% 


30 

0.5% 


14 

0.2% 


6 
0.1% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



9,672 


4,744 
49.0% 


1,817 
18.8% 


761 
7.9% 


1,465 

15.1% 


372 
3.8% 


466 

4.8% 


40 
0.4% 


6 
0.1% 


742 


289 

38.9% 


346 

46.6% 


35 
4.7% 


43 
5.8% 


19 

2.6% 


8 
1.1% 


1 
0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


10,414 


5,033 

48.3% 


2,163 

20.8% 


796 

7.6% 


1,508 

14.5% 


391 

3.8% 


474 
4.6% 


41 

0.4% 


7 
0.1% 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



953 


403 
42.3% 


287 
30.1% 


73 

7.7% 


72 
7.6% 


76 
8.0% 


26 

2.7% 


6 
0.6% 


1 
0.1% 


5 
0.5% 


4 
0.4% 


964 


594 
61.6% 


126 
13.1% 


59 
6.1% 


63 

6.5% 


49 

5.1% 


45 
4.7% 


14 

1.5% 


7 
0.7% 


5 
0.5% 


2 
0.2% 


2,108 


739 
35.1% 


922 

43.7% 


73 
3.5% 


207 
9.8% 


44 
2.1% 


58 
2.8% 


44 

2.1% 


8 
0.4% 


7 
0.3% 


6 
0.3% 


4,025 


1,736 

43.1% 


1,335 

33.2% 


205 

5.1% 


342 

8.5% 


169 

4.2% 


129 

3.2% 


64 

1.6% 


16 

0.4% 


17 
0.4% 


12 

0.3% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



12,250 


8,710 


949 


285 


510 


347 


441 


79 


75 


202 


652 




71.1% 


7.7% 


2.3% 


4.2% 


2.8% 


3.6% 


0.6% 


0.6% 


1.6% 


5.3% 



District 15A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



2,966 1,964 458 

66.2% 15.4% 



205 


158 


100 


7(1 


7 


3 


6.9% 


5.3% 


3.4% 


2.4% 


0.2% 


0.1% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,284 



1,652 



2,936 



848 
66.0% 


310 

24.1% 


45 

3.5% 


41 
3.2% 


29 
2.3% 


8 
0.6% 


2 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 


1,022 
61.9% 


260 
15.7% 


77 
4.7% 


77 
4.7% 


hi 
3.7% 


69 

4.2% 


69 

4.2% 


17 
1.0% 


1,870 

63.7% 


570 

19.4% 


122 

4.16% 


118 

4.02% 


90 

3.07% 


77 
2.62% 


71 
2.42% 


18 

0.6% 



111 



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JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Davs 
To 1 Yr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs 


3 Years 
To 4 Yr 


4,347 


2,626 
60.4% 


711 
16.4% 


172 
4.0% 


304 

7.0% 


185 

4.3% 


289 
6.6% 


55 
1.3% 


3 
0.1% 


1,327 


851 
64.1% 


292 

22.0% 


53 
4.0% 


104 

7.8% 


16 

1.2% 


11 

0.8% 






5,674 


3,477 
61.3% 


1,003 

17.7% 


225 
4.0% 


408 

7.2% 


201 

3.5% 


300 

5.3% 


55 
1.0% 


3 

0.1% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



671 


503 

75.0% 


66 

9.8% 


14 

2.1% 


65 

9.7% 


16 

2.4% 


3 
0.4% 


4 

0.6% 








2,759 


1,584 
57.4% 


583 
21.1% 


111 

4.0% 


256 
9.3% 


115 
4.2% 


71 
2.6% 


23 
0.8% 


8 

0.3% 


3 
0.1% 


5 
0.2% 


874 


576 
65.9% 


191 

21.9% 


37 
4.2% 


37 
4.2% 


14 
1.6% 


14 
1.6% 


3 
0.3% 


1 

0.1% 


1 
0.1% 




2,650 


1,311 
49.5% 


596 

22.5% 


145 

5.5% 


429 
16.2% 


67 

2.5% 


50 
1.9% 


12 

0.5% 


7 
0.3% 


3 
0.1% 


30 
1.1% 


6,954 


3,974 

57.1% 


1,436 

20.7% 


307 

4.4% 


787 
11.3% 


212 

3.0% 


138 

2.0% 


42 

0.6% 


16 

0.2% 


7 
0.1% 


35 
0.5% 



District 18 

Guilford 
% of Total 



21,378 12,636 2,996 1,120 1,140 1,004 

59.1% 14.0% 5.2% 5.3% 4.7% 



424 


714 


1,114 


142 


88 


2.0% 


3.3% 


5.2% 


0.7% 


0.4% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



2,309 



7(H) 



1,945 



2,675 



7,629 



1,205 
52.2% 


532 
23.0% 


157 
6.8% 


212 
9.2% 


133 
5.8% 


63 

2.7% 


4 
0.2% 


1 


1 


1 


410 
58.6% 


208 

29.7% 


42 

6.0% 


23 

3.3% 


9 

1.3% 


7 
1.0% 


1 

0.1% 








1,007 
51.8% 


391 

20.1% 


96 
4.9% 


248 
12.8% 


111 

5.7% 


76 
3.9% 


12 
0.6% 


3 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 




1,357 
50.7% 


765 
28.6% 


180 

6.7% 


126 

4.7% 


190 

7.1% 


47 
1.8% 


6 
0.2% 


1 


2 
0.1% 


1 


3,979 

52.2% 


1,896 

24.9% 


475 
6.2% 


609 

8.0% 


443 

5.8% 


193 

2.5% 


23 

0.3% 


5 
0.1% 


4 

0.1% 


2 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



597 


389 
65.2% 


80 
13.4% 


2S 
4.7% 


23 

3.9% 


14 

2.3% 


19 

3.2% 


2 
0.3% 


3 

0.5% 


9 
1.5% 


30 

5.0% 


1,576 


1,011 
64.1% 


174 
11.0% 


118 

7.5% 


120 

7.6% 


51 
3.2% 


36 
2.3% 


31 

2.0% 


24 

1.5% 


3 

0.2% 


8 
0.5% 


2,227 


1,426 
64.0% 


335 
15.0% 


83 
3.7% 


76 
3.4% 


42 
1.9% 


61 
2.7% 


21 
0.9% 


16 

0.7% 


55 
2.5% 


112 
5.0% 


1,375 


955 
69.5% 


190 
13.8% 


64 
4.7% 


85 
6.2% 


67 
4.9% 


10 
0.7% 


3 
0.2% 


1 
0.1% 






1,586 


973 
61.3% 


277 
17.5% 


78 
4.9% 


142 

9.0% 


57 
3.6% 


47 
3.0% 


9 
0.6% 


2 
0.1% 


1 

0.1% 




7,361 


4,754 
64.6% 


1,056 

14.3% 


371 

5.0% 


446 
6.1% 


231 

3.1% 


173 

2.4% 


66 

0.9% 


46 

0.6% 


68 
0.9% 


150 

2.0% 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



10,155 6,553 1,692 

64.5% 16.7% 



519 


468 


367 


446 


90 


17 


5.1% 


4.6% 


3.6% 


4.4% 


0.9% 


0.2% 



112 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF ALL CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Davs 
To 1 Vr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Year 
To 5 Yi 


542 


346 

63.8% 


112 

20.7% 


27 
5.0% 


26 

4.8% 


14 

2.6% 


16 

3.0% 


1 

0.2% 






2,659 


1,400 
52.7% 


646 
24.3% 


171 
6.4% 


264 
9.9% 


101 
3.8% 


67 
2.5% 


7 
0.3% 


3 
0.1% 




488 


232 
47.5% 


137 
28.1% 


28 
5.7% 


54 
11.1% 


18 
3.7% 


12 

2.5% 


2 
0.4% 




5 
1.0% 


3,003 


1,830 

60.9% 


706 
23.5% 


182 
6.1% 


127 
4.2% 


115 

3.8% 


37 
1.2% 


4 
0.1% 


1 


1 


6,692 


3,808 

56.9% 


1,601 

23.9% 


408 

6.1% 


471 

7.0% 


248 

3.7% 


132 

2.0% 


14 

0.2% 


4 

0.1% 


6 

0.1% 



Greater 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



225 



338 



2,096 



1,257 



3,916 



95 

42.2% 


60 

26.7% 


20 
8.9% 


27 
12.0% 


17 
7.6% 


5 
2.2% 






1 

0.4% 


177 
52.4% 


102 
30.2% 


11 
3.3% 


16 

4.7% 


15 
4.4% 


15 
4.4% 


1 

0.3% 


1 

0.3% 




442 
21.1% 


1,018 

48.6% 


191 
9.1% 


227 
10.8% 


165 

7.9% 


47 
2.2% 


6 

0.3% 






500 
39.8% 


508 

40.4% 


56 
4.5% 


153 
12.2% 


31 
2.5% 


8 
0.6% 


1 
0.1% 






1,214 

31.0% 


1,688 

43.1% 


278 
7.1% 


423 

10.8% 


228 
5.8% 


75 
1.9% 


8 
0.2% 


! 


1 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



349 


177 
50.7% 


89 

25.5% 


26 

7.4% 


38 
10.9% 


13 

3.7% 


6 

1.7% 








224 


129 

57.6% 


23 
10.3% 


15 
6.7% 


26 
11.6% 


18 

8.0% 


12 

5.4% 


1 

0.4% 






279 


136 

48.7% 


89 
31.9% 


20 

7.2% 


22 
7.9% 


12 

4.3% 










550 


194 
35.3% 


71 
12.9% 


61 
11.1% 


82 
14.9% 


78 
14.2% 


39 

7.1% 


22 
4.0% 


2 
0.4% 


1 

0.2% 


288 


150 

52.1% 


71 
24.7% 


24 
8.3% 


31 

10.8% 


8 
2.8% 


4 

1.4% 








1,690 


786 

46.5% 


343 

20.3% 


146 

8.6% 


199 

11.8% 


129 

7.6% 


61 

3.6% 


23 

1.4% 


2 
0.1% 


1 
0.1% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,974 



1,628 



3,081 



6,683 



941 

47.6% 


562 
28.5% 


115 
5.8% 


114 

5.8% 


129 

6.5% 


68 

3.4% 


40 

2.0% 


5 
0.3% 






826 

50.7% 


431 

26.5% 


77 
4.7% 


162 
10.0% 


87 
5.3% 


28 
1.7% 


12 
0.7% 


3 

0.2% 




2 
0.1% 


1,510 

49.0% 


702 
22.8% 


210 
6.8% 


199 

6.5% 


256 
8.3% 


149 
4.8% 


36 

1.2% 


14 
0.5% 


4 

0.1% 


1 


3,277 
49.0% 


1,695 

25.4% 


402 

6.0% 


475 
7.1% 


472 
7.1% 


245 

3.7% 


88 

1.3% 


22 
0.3% 


4 

0.1% 


3 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



22,150 14,328 3,785 1,333 1,238 658 445 277 63 15 

64.7% 17.1% 6.0% 5.6% 3.0% 2.0% 1.3% 0.3% 0.1% 



113 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF ALL CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
disposed 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
Tol Vr 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs 


4 Years 
To 5 Yrs 


Greater 
Than 5 Yi 


2,620 


1,528 

58.3% 


553 
21.1% 


123 

4.7% 


223 
8.5% 


150 

5.7% 


35 
1.3% 


6 

0.2% 


2 
0.1% 






5,184 


2,810 

54.2% 


966 

18.6% 


237 
4.6% 


265 
5.1% 


181 

3.5% 


401 

7.7% 


199 

3.8% 


87 
1.7% 


22 
0.4% 


16 

0.3% 


919 


491 

53.4% 


241 

26.2% 


40 
4.4% 


51 

5.5% 


62 
6.7% 


30 
3.3% 


3 

0.3% 




1 

0.1% 




8,723 


4,829 

55.3% 


1,760 

20.2% 


400 

4.6% 


539 

6.2% 


393 

4.5% 


466 

5.3% 


208 

2.4% 


89 
1.0% 


23 
0.3% 


16 

0.2% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



5,352 2,160 

40.4% 



1,163 

21.7% 



388 

7.2% 



520 

9.7% 



853 

15.9% 



197 
3.7% 



38 

0.7% 



33 
0.6% 



District 29 

Henderson 
% of Total 

McDowell 
% of Total 

Polk 
% of Total 

Rutherford 
% of Total 

Transylvania 
% of Total 
District Totals 
% of Total 



1,079 



217 



1,358 



732 



4,034 



597 
55.3% 


167 

15.5% 


51 

4.7% 


69 

6.4% 


104 
9.6% 


81 

7.5% 


7 
0.6% 


1 

0.1% 




2 
0.2% 


315 

48.6% 


189 

29.2% 


41 
6.3% 


48 
7.4% 


16 

2.5% 


27 
4.2% 


3 

0.5% 


5 
0.8% 


1 

0.2% 


3 
0.5% 


102 

47.0% 


53 
24.4% 


21 
9.7% 


25 
11.5% 


11 

5.1% 


3 
1.4% 


2 
0.9% 








886 
65.2% 


266 
19.6% 


46 

3.4% 


57 
4.2% 


53 
3.9% 


42 
3.1% 


5 
0.4% 


1 

0.1% 


1 
0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


273 
37.3% 


141 

19.3% 


127 
17.3% 


37 
5.1% 


38 
5.2% 


74 
10.1% 


31 

4.2% 


5 
0.7% 


4 
0.5% 


2 
0.3% 


2,173 

53.9% 


816 

20.2% 


286 

7.1% 


236 

5.9% 


222 
5.5% 


227 
5.6% 


48 
1.2% 


12 

0.3% 


6 
0.1% 


8 
0.2% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



301 


112 

37.2% 


99 

32.9% 


34 
11.3% 


32 
10.6% 


11 
3.7% 


1? 
4.0% 


1 

0.3% 








104 


52 
50.0% 


28 
26.9% 


10 
9.6% 


8 

7.7% 


3 

2.9% 


3 

2.9% 










127 


56 
44.1% 


27 
21.3% 


13 
10.2% 


12 
9.4% 


11 
8.7% 


7 
5.5% 








1 
0.8% 


1,368 


839 
61.3% 


232 
17.0% 


75 
5.5% 


49 

3.6% 


64 
4.7% 


60 
4.4% 


29 
2.1% 


8 

0.6% 


8 
0.6% 


4 
0.3% 


476 


272 
57.1% 


95 
20.0% 


22 
4.6% 


34 

7.1% 


31 

6.5% 


15 

3.2% 


4 

0.8% 


1 
0.2% 


1 
0.2% 


1 

0.2% 


434 


207 
47.7% 


123 

28.3% 


29 

6.7% 


29 

6.7% 


29 
6.7% 


11 

2.5% 


3 

0.7% 


2 

0.5% 




1 

0.2% 


285 


155 

54.4% 


44 
15.4% 


36 

12.6% 


28 

9.8% 


14 
4.9% 


5 
1.8% 


1 

0.4% 




1 

0.4% 


1 

0.4% 


3,095 


1,693 

54.7% 


648 

20.9% 


219 

7.1% 


192 

6.2% 


163 

5.3% 


113 

3.7% 


38 

1.2% 


11 

0.4% 


10 

0.3% 


8 
0.3% 


2,765 


134,878 

57.9% 


44,000 

18.9% 


12,251 

5.3% 


15,819 

6.8% 


9,565 

4.1% 


7,164 

3.1% 


3,746 
1.6% 


2,600 

1.1% 


893 

0.4% 


1,849 

0.8% 



114 



STATEWIDE TOTALS - CIVIL CASES IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 



I. AGES OF CIVIL CASES PENDING BEFORE MAGISTRATES, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Pending 30 Days Days Days Days To 1 Year To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs.Than 5 Yrs. 

State Totals 20,116 6,835 2,315 1,527 2,866 2,883 1,703 1,430 557 

% of Total: 34.0% 11.5% 7.6% 14.2% 14.3% 8.5% 7.1% 2.8% 



II. AGES OF CIVIL CASES APPEALED FROM MAGISTRATES, AND PENDING IN THE 
DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Pending 30 Days Days Days Days To 1 Year To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 

State Totals 1,943 124 152 114 218 506 564 207 56 2 

% of Total 6.4% 7.8% 5.9% 11.2% 26.0% 29.0% 10.7% 2.9% 0.1% 



III. AGES OF CIVIL CHILD SUPPORT CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, 
DECEMBER 31, 1977 

Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Pending 30 Days Days Days Days To 1 Year To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 

State Totals 2,925 235 267 266 676 893 587 1 

% of Total: 8.0% 9.1% 9.1% 23.1% 30.5% 20.1% 



IV. AGES OF DOMESTIC RELATIONS CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, 
DECEMBER 31, 1977 

Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Pending 30 Days Days Days Days To 1 Year To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 

State Totals 18,764 1,841 2,157 1,352 2,826 3,485 3,338 1,729 782 350 904 

% of Total: 9.8% 11.5% 7.2% 15.1% 18.6% 17.8% 9.2% 4.2% 1.9% 4.8% 



V. AGES OF GENERAL CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 

1977 

Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Pending 30 Days Days Days Days To 1 Year To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 

State Totals 32,793 2,333 2,404 2,127 4,431 6,560 7,946 3,810 1,447 647 1,088 

% of Total: 7.1% 7.3% 6.5% 13.5% 20.0% 24.2% 11.6% 4.4% 2.0% 3.3% 



AGES OF ALL CIVIL CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 

Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Pending 30 Days Days Days Days To 1 Year To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 

State Totals 76,541 11,368 7,295 5,386 11,017 14,327 14,138 7,177 2,842 997 1,994 

% of Total: 14.8% 9.5% 7.0% 14.4% 18.7% 18.5% 9.4% 3.7% 1.3% 2.6% 



115 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS 

For purposes of juvenile jurisdiction of the district courts, a juvenile or 
"child" is defined as being, with two exceptions, one who has not reached 
his or her eighteenth birthday and "is not married, emancipated, or a 
member of the armed services of the United States." The exceptions are 
where a person has committed, or is alleged to have committed, a criminal 
offense, including violations of the motor vehicle laws; or has violated the 
conditions of probation previously ordered in a court proceeding. For 
these latter situations, the statutes provide that a juvenile or child is one 
who has not reached his or her sixteenth birthday. 

The following table presents data, by judicial district and by county, on 
the number of offenses and conditions alleged in juvenile petitions and on 
the number of children before the courts for the first time. The second 
table shows, by judicial district and by county, the number of adjudicatory 
hearings and juvenile proceedings during 1977. 

The number of children before juvenile courts for the first time totaled 
11,838 in 1977, compared with 12,007 in 1976, a decrease of 1.4%. The 
number of adjudicatory hearings in 1977 was 23,308 compared with 22,906 
in 1976, an increase of 1.8%. 

The relative composition of the caseload varies little from the previous 
year. Of the total number of offenses and conditions alleged, delinquency 
accounted for 57.9%, undisciplined for 20.2%, dependency for 10.5%, and 
neglect for 11.4%. The total number of delinquency allegations in 1977 was 
13,105, a decrease of 136 (or 1%) from the previous year. Undisciplined 
allegations decreased from 4,825 in 1976 to 4,567 in 1977 (a decrease of 
5%). On the other hand, dependency allegations increased from 2,333 in 
1976, to 2,375 in 1977 (plus 1.8%); and allegations of neglect increased from 
2,358 in 1976 to 2,575 in 1977 (an increase of 9.2%). 

Reporting of juvenile case data is not incorporated in the revised data 
reporting system, under which case filings and case dispositions are 
reported by individual case number as described in the Introduction to the 
1976 Annual Report. For this reason, data on the age of juvenile petitions 
pending as of December 31, 1977, is not available. 



117 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1977 — December 31, 1977 













OFFENSES 






CONDITIONS 












Delinquent 




Undisciplined 




Dependent Neglected 


Grand 
Total 


Children 


District 1 


Capital 


Other 
Felony 


Misde- 
meanor 


Probation 
Violation 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


Total 


Before 
Court For 
First Time 


Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 




(i 



1) 







i 
2 

Id 
3 
1 

31 
5 

S3 


1 

16 
19 

7 

1 
64 

9 
117 



3 
4 
1 


11 


19 


2 

21 

33 

11 

2 

106 

14 

189 




3 

4 


o 
7 


14 


2 
2 
2 


7 

13 


2 

5 
6 



14 


27 


1 

2 1 
1 
1 2 

8 5 
1 

13 9 


5 
29 

40 
14 
2 

131 
is 

238 


5 
26 
24 
11 

2 

8S 

11 

167 


District 2 
























Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 






(1 

(1 




19 




21 

40 


40 

54 

2 
8 

84 


3 


2 

1 
6 


62 



36 

2 

30 
130 


3 

2 


5 


14 


10 

2 

2 

28 


17 

o 

12 

2 

2 

33 


2 8 

3 

1 22 

2 

1 
4 35 


89 
3 

71 
6 

33 
202 


75 
4 

34 
6 

16 

135 


District 3 
























Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 

District Totals 





3 
3 



46 

3 

60 

109 


25 
so 
16 
68 
159 


9 

27 



2') 

65 


34 
123 

L9 
160 
336 


1 

6 
8 

is 
33 


4 

42 



41 

87 


5 
48 

8 

59 
120 


2 19 
14 33 

3 
11 22 
30 74 


60 

218 

30 

2-2 

560 


108 

136 

23 
133 
400 


District 4 
























Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 
District Totals 



() 






7 

4 
109 


JO 

7 

73 

35 

145 



1 

4 

6 

11 


30 
15 

175 
45 

265 


1 
3 

s 

5 

17 


3 

4 
M) 

10 

47 


4 
7 

38 
Is 
64 


6 8 

2 

4 18 

12 17 

22 45 


48 

24 
235 

89 
396 


51 
22 
119 

;s2 
274 


District 5 
























New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 


2 
(I 
2 


202 

30 

232 


321 

12 

333 


189 
8 

197 


714 

so 

764 


35 

1 

36 


53 
4 

57 


88 

5 

93 


32 77 

7 14 

39 91 


911 

"6 

987 


2s2 

25 

277 


District 6 
























Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 


o 

(1 
(1 





8 
54 

2 
6 

70 


10 

94 

20 

45 

169 




23 

6 

2 

31 


IS 

171 

28 

53 

270 


2 
10 
3 
5 
20 


7 

16 

13 
10 
46 


9 

2d 

16 

L5 
66 


4 
38 18 

2 7 
14 7 
54 36 


31 

253 

53 

89 

426 


31 

IIS 

40 

57 

246 


District 7 
























Edgecombe 
Nash 
Wilson 
District Totals 


(1 






II 1 
56 
31 

201 


'IS 

67 

$9 

201 


28 

2\ 
3 

54 


237 

146 

73 

456 


6 

11 
8 

25 


25 

H 

7 

43 


31 

22 
15 
68 


38 57 

51 35 

56 20 

145 112 


363 
254 
164 

781 


195 

125 

76 

396 



118 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 













OFFENSES 






CONDITIONS 












Delinquent 




Undisciplined 




Dependent Neglected 


Grand 
Total 


Children 


District 8 


Capital 


Other 
Felony 


Misde- 
meanor 


Probation 
Violation 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


Total 


Before 
Court For 
First Time 


Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 








1 
13 

40 

54 


18 

L89 

141 
348 


7 
46 
L8 

71 


26 
248 
L99 

473 


5 

8 

20 

33 


4 

27 
17 
48 


9 

35 

M 
81 


2 
12 
19 
33 


8 
30 
22 
60 


45 
325 
277 
647 


23 
131 
138 
292 


District 9 


























Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 





() 






4 
26 
L6 

9 

1 
56 


9 

39 
20 

73 

5 

146 


3 
3 
3 

24 


33 


16 
68 
39 

106 
6 

235 


7 
10 

1 
12 

3 
33 


9 
8 

7 
17 


41 


16 
18 

8 

29 

3 

74 


20 
2 
4 

L0 


36 


20 

5 
8 
6 
1 

40 


72 
93 
59 

151 
10 

385 


50 
47 
42 

113 
10 

262 


District 10 


























Wake 





139 


151 


119 


409 


18 


158 


176 


40 


33 


658 


450 


District 11 


























Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


1 

5 

6 


7 

22 
15 

44, 


105 
65 

258 


28 
24 

2K 

80 


141 
116 
131 
388 


69 

29 

33 

131 


27 
30 

18 

75 


96 

59 

51 

206 


10 
28 

78 

116 


67 
24 

II 

102 


314 
227 
271 
812 


157 

114 

115 
386 


District 12 


























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 




(1 


136 

4 

140 


227 

38 

265 


83 
11 

94 


446 

53 

499 


21 
4 

25 


158 

16 

174 


179 

20 

199 


473 

2 

475 


232 

7 

239 


1,330 

82 

1,412 


1,124 

59 

1,183 


District 13 


























Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 









4 

14 
14 

32 


32 

12 

61 

105 




L8 

18 


36 

26 

93 

155 




10 
14 

24 


6 
13 
31 

50 


6 

23 

4S 

74 


1 

2 
9 

12 


12 

39 

59 

110 


55 

90 

206 

351 


66 

90 

155 

311 


District 14 


























Durham 





188 


25 


44 


257 


2 


48 


50 


llttSD 


m 


437 


174 


District 15A 


























Alamance 





16 


83 


51 


150 


14 


19 


33 


25 


25 


233 


136 


District 15B 


























Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 









2 
2 


37 
66 




14 

14 


37 
45 

82 


1 

5 
6 


15 
17 

32 


16 
22 

38 


10 

24 

34 


9 

15 

24 


72 
106 
178 


55 
122 

177 



119 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 













OFFENSES 






CONDITIONS 












Delinquent 


i 




Undisciplined 




Dependent Neglected 




Children 




















Before 






Other 


Misde- 


Probation 














Grand 


Court For 


District 16 


Capita! 


Felony 


meanor 


Violation 


Total 


Truancy 


Other 


Total 






Total 


First Time 


Robeson 





105 


112 


71 


288 


63 


174 


237 


87 


78 


690 


232 


Scotland 





1 


91 


32 


124 


13 


18 


31 


11 


41 


207 


152 


District Totals 





106 


203 


103 


412 


76 


192 


268 


98 


119 


897 


384 


District 1 7 


























Caswell 





.1 


5 





8 


3 


5 


8 


1 


5 


22 


20 


Rockingham 


(1 


4 


76 


22 


102 


28 


28 


56 


8 


67 


233 


133 


Stokes 





5 


24 


4 


33 


11 


5 


16 


1 


10 


60 


47 


Surry 





16 


21 


2 


39 


28 


31 


59 


15 


32 


145 


121 


District Totals 





28 


126 


28 


182 


70 


69 


139 


25 


114 


460 


321 


District 18 



























Guilford 



311 



574 



389 



1,274 



120 



329 



449 



235 



307 



2,265 



941 



District 19 



Cabarrus 





5 


93 


22 


120 


9 


24 


33 


12 


16 


181 


79 


Montgomery 





1 


22 


14 


37 


8 


4 


12 


6 


5 


60 


38 


Randolph 





3 


40 


20 


63 


36 


20 


56 


6 


16 


141 


127 


Rowan 





74 


170 


47 


291 


55 


8 


63 


82 


108 


544 


257 


District Totals 





83 


325 


103 


511 


108 


56 


164 


106 


145 


926 


501 


District 20 


























Union 


(1 


6 


75 


61 


142 


31 


17 


48 


37 


40 


267 


117 


Stanly 








110 


36 


146 


22 


8 


30 


4 


14 


194 


73 


Richmond 


1 


14 


64 


32 


111 


7 


12 


1^ 


16 


14 


160 


99 


Moore 





63 


52 


34 


149 


15 


17 


^2 


9 


17 


207 


73 


Anson 





11 


37 


21 


M 


10 


4 


14 


3 


11 


97 


43 


District Totals 


II 


94 


338 


184 


617 


85 


58 


143 


69 


% 


925 


405 


District 21 



























Forsyth 



314 



288 



115 



718 



62 



236 



298 



57 



58 



1,131 



473 



District 22 



Alexander 


3 





20 





23 


4 


14 


18 


9 


9 


59 


42 


Davidson 


4 


24 


71 


39 


138 


25 


95 


120 


50 


75 


383 


187 


Davie 





4 


19 





23 





13 


13 





8 


44 


28 


Iredell 


3 


6 


121 


19 


149 


14 


31 


45 


13 


78 


285 


198 


District Totals 


10 


34 


231 


58 


333 


43 


153 


1% 


72 


170 


771 


455 


District 23 



























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 



4 


8 


1 


13 


3 


2 


5 





1 


19 


17 





13 


3 


16 


11 


2 


13 


4 


6 


39 


35 


12 


41 


78 


131 


36 


17 


53 


40 


77 


301 


141 


1 


29 


22 


52 


8 


12 


20 


14 


27 


113 


44 


17 


91 


104 


212 


58 


33 


91 


58 


HI 


472 


237 



120 



OFFENSES AND CONDITIONS ALLEGED IN JUVENILE PETITIONS AND 
NUMBER OF CHILDREN BEFORE COURT FOR FIRST TIME* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 



OFFENSES 



District 24 

Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



Capital 






o 





Delinquent 



Other 
Felony 

9 




1 

2 
12 



Misde- 



4 

4 

10 
4 

22 



Probation 
Violation 

9 
1 







10 



22 
1 
4 

11 
6 

44 



Undisciplined 



Total Truancy Other Total 



21 

3 



5 

11 

40 



21 
8 

1 

6 
12 
48 



CONDITIONS 

Dependent Neglected 



2 
2 
1 

4 

2 

11 



10 
5 

2 

8 

4 
29 



Grand 
Total 

55 
16 
8 
29 
24 
132 



Children 

Before 

Court For 

First Time 

37 
16 
9 
SO 
24 
136 



District 25 

Burke 
Caldwell 
Catawba 
District Totals 



22 

37 

K4 

143 



37 

66 

127 

230 



36 

68 

22 

126 



95 
172 
233 
500 



27 
25 
32 
84 



103 
39 
29 

171 



130 

64 

61 

255 



61 

19 

41 

121 



49 
19 

34 
102 



335 
274 
369 
978 



INS 

137 
1X0 
475 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 



775 



767 



179 



1,721 



38 



272 



310 



87 



39 



2,157 



728 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



5 
137 

8 
150 



142 

227 

59 

428 



15 


12 

27 



162 

364 

79 

605 



24 

49 

8 

81 



27 
160 

14 
201 



51 
209 

22 
282 



37 

104 



141 



16 

23 
12 
51 



266 

700 

113 

1,079 



166 

392 

47 

605 



District 28 
Buncombe 



129 



276 



105 



510 



33 



252 



285 



32 



67 



894 



366 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



21 


43 


21 


85 


6 


34 


40 


18 


18 


161 


88 


18 


18 


35 


72 


27 


23 


50 


8 


18 


148 


88 


2 


4 





6 


2 


10 


12 





1 


19 


19 


12 


25 


42 


79 


13 


14 


27 


29 


14 


149 


71 


9 


7 


25 


41 


5 


15 


20 


9 


11 


81 


35 


62 


97 


123 


283 


53 


96 


149 


64 


62 


558 


301 



District 30 

Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Haywood 
Jackson 
Macon 
Swain 
District Totals 



21 

2 

20 
3 



46 



9 

4 
6 
18 
16 
8 
14 
75 



30 

4 
10 
40 
19 

8 

14 
125 



3 


7 
5 

2 
17 



10 



1 

33 

11 

9 

7 

71 



13 

o 
1 
40 
16 
9 
9 

88 



8 
1 


9 
2 

1 
21 



14 
2 


10 
6 
2 
6 

40 



65 

7 

11 

94 

43 

19 

30 

274 



55 
8 

8 
80 

43 

20 

30 

244 



STATE TOTALS 

Percent 
Percent 



25 3,789 6,726 2,565 13,105 1,372 3,195 

0.2% 28.9% 51.3% 19.6% 



4,567 



100% 30.0% 70.0% 100% 
57.9% 20.2% 



2,375 2,575 22,622 11,838 



10.5% 



11.4% 



100% 



* The data in all columns but the last indicates the total number of offenses alleged to have been committed and conditions alleged to have 
existed during the year. This data does not indicate the actual number of children before the court, since one petition may include several 
offenses or conditions and more than one petition may have been filed against a child during the year. 



121 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURT* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 





Deli 


nquencv He; 


irings 


Undisciplined Hearings 


Dependency Hea 


rings 


V 


;glecl Hearings 


Total 
Hearings 


District 1 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


R claim 


:d Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Camden 


1 


1 


2 


1 


1 


2 


1 





1 











5 


Chowan 


24 


3 


27 


5 


1 


6 


2 





2 


1 





1 


36 


Currituck 


36 


6 


42 


6 


1 


7 


1 





1 











50 


Dare 


16 


16 


32 


1 


1 


2 





1 


1 


5 


1 


6 


41 


Gates 


2 


(i 


2 


(i 


(I 























2 


Pasquotank 


80 


9 


89 


7 


3 


10 


9 





9 


5 





5 


113 


Perquimans 


7 


4 


11 


«) 


i) 

















1 


1 


12 


District Totals 


166 


39 


205 


20 


7 


27 


13 


1 


14 


11 


2 


13 


259 


District 2 




























Beaufort 


ss 


26 


81 


17 


5 


22 





1 


1 


4 


6 


10 


114 


Hyde 





1 


1 


(i 


1 


i 











2 


1 


3 


5 


Martin 


V. 


22 


49 


3 


6 


9 





1 


1 


11 


10 


21 


80 


Tyrrell 


2 





2 


2 





2 








o 





2 


2 


6 


Washington 


17 


2 


19 


2 


! 


3 


1 





1 











23 


District Totals 


101 


5T 


152 


24 


13 


.17 


1 


2 


3 


17 


19 


36 


228 


District 3 




























Carteret 


28 


18 


46 


7 


2 


9 


4 


3 


7 


16 


9 


25 


87 


Craven 


167 


84 


251 


38 


11 


49 


12 


7 


19 


43 


25 


68 


387 


Pamlico 


14 


7 


21 


14 


13 


27 


2 





2 











50 


Pitt 


106 


27 


133 


35 


10 


45 


10 


3 


13 


7 


6 


13 


204 


District Totals 


315 


S36 


451 


94 


3fi 


130 


in 


13 


4! 


66 


40 


10ft 


728 


District 4 




























Duplin 


(i 


7 


7 





4 


4 





1 


1 





3 


3 


15 


Jones 


7 


8 


IS 


2 


1 


3 











1 


2 


3 


21 


Onslow 


93 


65 


158 


13 


28 


41 


4 


1 


5 


22 


10 


32 


236 


Sampson 


55 


2.x 


83 


19 


15 


U 


5 


8 


13 


r 


16 


33 


163 


District Totals 


155 


!08 


26-5 


34 


48 


82 


9 


10 


19 


40 


31 


71 


435 


District 5 




























New Hanover 


695 


19 


714 


84 


4 


88 


31 


1 


32 


64 


13 


77 


911 


Pender 


11 


7 


34 


5 





5 


3 


5 


8 


10 


4 


14 


61 


District Totals 


722 


26 


748 


89 


4 


93 


34 


ft 


40 


74 


17 


91 


972 


District 6 




























Bertie 


2 


16 


18 





9 


9 











1 


3 


4 


31 


Halifax 


S2 


91 


173 


11 


15 


26 


2 


32 


34 


8 


14 


22 


255 


Hertford 


20 


38 


58 


6 


13 


19 


1 


2 


3 


2 


7 


9 


89 


Northampton 


26 


6 


32 


4 


9 


13 


9 


3 


12 


2 


4 


6 


63 


District Totals 


130 


151 


281 


21 


-36 


67 


12 


37 


49 


13 


28 


41 


438 


District 7 




























Edgecombe 


209 


53 


262 


9 


6 


15 


38 


6 


44 


54 


3 


57 


378 


Nash 


117 


15 


132 


16 


8 


24 


51 


2 


53 


24 


10 


34 


243 


Wilson 


65 


11 


76 


9 


6 


15 


64 


4 


68 


11 


4 


15 


174 


District Totals 


391 


79 


470 


34 


20 


54 


15.1 


12 


165 


89 


17 


106 


795 


District 8 




























Greene 


19 


21 


40 


3 


7 


10 


3 





3 


9 


5 


14 


67 


Lenoir 


113 


27 


140 


37 


9 


46 


15 


3 


18 


47 


10 


57 


261 


Wayne 


199 


291 


490 


34 


43 


77 


28 


29 


57 


40 


29 


69 


693 


District Totals 


331 


339 


670 


74 


59 


133 


4ft 


32 


78 


9ft 


44 


140 


1,021 



122 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURT* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 





Deli 


nquency 


Ilea 


rings 


LIndi 


iscipline 


d Hearings 


Dependency 


Ilea 


rings 


Neglect Hearings 




District 9 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Retains 


•d Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Total 
Hearings 


Franklin 


17 


3 




20 


16 


2 




18 


23 


4 




27 


25 


2 


2H 


l >2 


Granville 


39 


9 




48 


17 


I 




18 


2 


2 




4 


4 


2 


6 


76 


Person 


44 


3 




47 


2 







2 


10 


1 




11 


7 





7 


67 


Vance 


99 


7 




106 


28 







28 


9 


1 




10 


6 


(i 


6 


ISO 


Warren 


3 


15 




18 
























1 





1 


l l > 


District Totals 


202 


37 




239 


63 


3 




66 


44 


8 




52 


43 


4 


47 


404 


District 10 



































Wake 



426 



50 



476 



187 26 



213 



66 



6*?' 



57 



5K 



816 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


128 

4-1 

63 

235 


99 

87 

33 

219 


227 

131 

96 

454 


85 

23 

53 

161 


44 

45 

13 

102 


129 
68 
66 

263 


28 

23 

64 

115 


4 
70 
19 
93 


32 

93 

83 

208 


102 
25 
15 

142 


76 

22 

2 

Htt) 


178 
47 
17 

242 


566 

339 

262 

1,167 


District 12 




























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


416 

2" 

445 


111 

7 

158 


527 

36 

563 


156 
9 

165 


44 
7 

Si 


200 

16 

216 


26 

2 
28 


111 


11! 


137 
2 

139 


133 

3 

136 


47 

1 

48 


180 

4 

184 


1,044 

58 

1,102 


District 13 




























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


34 

5 

60 

99 


28 
19 

34 
81 


62 

24 

94 

180 


9 

5 
37 

51 


13 
19 
15 

47 


22 
24 

52 

98 


1 


20 
21 


1 
1 

2 
4 


2 
1 

22 

25 


30 

5 
49 

84 


8 
16 

19 

43 


38 
21 
68 

127 


124 

70 

236 

430 


District 14 




























Durham 


180 


33 


213 


34 


27 


61 


70 


2 


72 


116 


1 


17 


363 


District ISA 




























Alamance 


87 


13 


100 


45 


3 


48 


22 


6 


28 


19 


8 


27 


203 


District 15B 




























Chatham 
Orange 
District Totals 


25 
60 

85 


13 
2* 
41 


38 

88 

126 


8 

14 

22 


10 

3 

13 


18 
17 
35 


5 
13 

18 


7 

1 
8 


12 
14 
26 


16 

24 


8 

2 

10 


16 
18 
34 


84 

137 

221 


District 16 




























Robeson 
Scotland 
District Totals 


219 
124 
343 


37 
12 

49 


256 
136 
392 


190 

15 

205 


7 

8 

15 


197 

23 

220 


48 

2 

50 


17 
2 

19 


65 

4 

69 


53 
35 

88 


5 

14 


62 

40 

102 


580 

203 

783 


District 17 





























Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 

District Totals 



5 

90 

14 

35 

144 



4 
29 
11 

9 
53 



9 
119 

25 
44 

197 



4 

48 
15 
29 

96 





16 

6 

2^ 

47 



4 
64 

21 
54 

143 



2 
12 

I 

10 
25 



2 
13 

1 
14 
30 



1 l 

64 9 

14 

39 5 

118 15 



2 

73 

14 

44 

133 



17 
269 

61 
156 
503 



123 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURT* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 



District 18 
Guilford 



Delinquency Hearings 
Retained Dismissed Total 

583 340 923 



Undisciplined Hearings 
Retained Dismissed Total 

258 159 417 



Dependency Hearings 
Retained Dismissed Total 

166 29 195 



Neglect Hearings 



Retained Dismissed Total 

181 75 256 



Total 
Hearings 



1,791 



District 19 



Cabarrus 


104 


13 


117 


31 


6 


37 


10 





10 


10 


1 


11 


175 


Montgomery 


33 


23 


56 


21 


5 


26 


2 


4 


6 


6 





6 


94 


Randolph 


38 


22 


60 


52 


10 


62 


3 


4 


7 


8 


2 


10 


139 


Rowan 


196 


47 


243 


77 


41 


118 


42 


50 


142 


196 


74 


270 


773 


District Totals 


.171 


105 


476 


181 


62 


243 


107 


58 


165 


220 


77 


297 


1,181 


District 20 




























Anson 


73 


34 


107 


14 


3 


17 


4 


1 


5 


10 





10 


134 


Moore 


134 


46 


180 


34 


31 


65 


7 


3 


10 


26 





26 


281 


Richmond 


127 


62 


189 


18 


10 


28 


15 





15 


17 





17 


244 


Stanley 


L26 


7 


133 


26 


2 


28 


5 





5 


22 





22 


188 


Union 


147 


104 


2S1 


32 


14 


SI 


54 


26 


85 


67 


12 


79 


466 


District Totals 


607 


253 


860 


124 


65 


189 


90 


30 


120 


142 


12 


154 


1,323 


District 21 




























Forsyth 


364 


114 


478 


184 


53 


237 


1 





1 











716 


District 22 




























Alexander 


7 


21 


28 


9 


11 


20 


5 


5 


10 


3 


3 


6 


64 


Davidson 


200 


64 


264 


172 


44 


221 


80 


2 


82 


126 


13 


134 


706 


Davie 


35 


16 


51 


10 


10 


20 





2 


2 


22 


1 


23 


96 


Iredell 


145 


23 


168 


41 


12 


53 


14 


6 


25 


43 


45 


138 


384 


District Totals 


387 


124 


511 


232 


82 


314 


104 


15 


119 


244 


62 


306 


1,250 


District 23 




























Alleghany 


12 


11 


23 


2 


2 


4 











1 





1 


28 


Ashe 


15 


11 


26 


17 


1 


18 


4 





4 


5 


1 


6 


54 


Wilkes 


144 


7 


156 


51 


5 


56 


44 


3 


47 


103 


7 


110 


369 


Yadkin 


42 


10 


52 


16 


4 


20 


12 


2 


14 


22 


5 


27 


113 


District Totals 


218 


39 


257 


86 


12 


98 


60 


5 


65 


131 


13 


144 


564 


District 24 




























Avery 


15 


2 


17 


10 


14 


29 


3 





3 


13 





13 


62 


Madison 


14 


4 


18 


21 


13 


34 





1 


1 


2 


7 


9 


62 


Mitchell 


2 


5 


7 


1 


1 


2 


1 





1 


1 


1 


2 


12 


Watauga 


9 


2 


II 


6 





6 


4 





4 


7 


1 


8 


24 


Yancey 


si 


9 


60 


26 


12 


38 


25 


1 


26 


14 


2 


21 


145 


District Totals 


91 


22 


113 


64 


45 


109 


33 


2 


35 


42 


11 


53 


310 


District 25 




























Burke 


144 


59 


203 


88 


42 


130 


74 


26 


KM) 


58 


18 


76 


504 


Caldwell 


L88 


70 


258 


71 


50 


121 


25 


15 


40 


25 


12 


37 


456 


Catawba 


162 


47 


209 


46 


10 


56 


34 


7 


41 


45 


7 


52 


358 


District Totals 


494 


176 


670 


205 


102 


307 


133 


48 


181 


128 


37 


165 


1,323 


District 26 





























Mecklenburg 



774 357 



1,131 



153 



72 



225 



134 



140 



21 



24 



1,520 



124 



JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS - ADJUDICATORY HEARINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURT* 

January 1, 1977 - December 31, 1977 





Delinquency Hi 


■annus 


Undisciplined He 


arings 


Dependency Hearings 


Neglect Hearings 






Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Retained Dismissed 


Total 


Total 
Hearings 


District 27 




























Cleveland 


113 


59 


172 


42 


9 


51 


31 


3 


34 


13 


2 


15 


272 


Gaston 


181 


39 


220 


162 


31 


193 


90 


15 


105 


18 


6 


24 


542 


Lincoln 


57 


13 


70 


19 


5 


24 











9 


4 


13 


107 


District Totals 


351 


111 


462 


223 


45 


268 


121 


18 


139 


40 


12 


52 


921 


District 28 




























Buncombe 


132 


132 


264 


84 


144 


228 


1 


3 


4 


13 


13 


26 


522 


District 29 




























Henderson 


93 


26 


119 


157 


23 


180 


14 


1 


15 


22 


1 


23 


337 


McDowell 


87 


3 


90 


29 


12 


41 


10 


1 


11 


30 





30 


172 


Polk 


3 


4 


7 


6 


5 


11 














l 


1 


19 


Rutherford 


96 


11 


107 


10 





10 


30 


3 


33 


14 


l 


15 


165 


Transylvania 


28 


4 


32 


11 


7 


18 


13 


2 


17 


18 





18 


85 


District Totals 


307 


48 


355 


213 


47 


260 


69 


7 


76 


84 


3 


87 


778 


District 30 




























Cherokee 


28 


3 


31 


10 


3 


13 


7 


1 


8 


10 


5 


15 


67 


Clay 


3 


3 


6 


1 





1 


1 





1 


3 





3 


11 


Graham 


(I 


7 


7 


1 





1 











(I 








8 


Haywood 


1 


30 


31 





18 


18 


1 


11 


12 


2 


4 


6 


67 


Jackson 


9 


10 


19 





10 


10 











6 





6 


35 


Macon 


7 


1 


8 


2 


7 


9 











1 





1 


18 


Swain 





14 


14 


1 


9 


10 





1 


1 


4 


6 


10 


35 


District Totals 


48 


68 


116 


15 


47 


62 


9 


LI 


22 


26 


15 


41 


241 


STATE TOTALS 


9,284 


3,512 


12,796 


3,441 


1,502 


4,943 


1,783 


606 


2,389 


2,405 


775 


3,180 


23,308 


Percent 


72.6% 27.4% 


100% 


69.6% 


30.4% 


100% 


74.6% 


25.4% 


100% 


75.6% 


24.4% 


100% 




Percent 






54.9% 






21.2% 




. — :i~ : :~,j 


10.3% 






13.6% 





This table indicates the total number of adjudicatory hearings held in each category of juvenile jurisdiction during the year. Juvenile petitions may be 
dismissed either for failure to prove that the child is delinquent, undisciplined, dependent or neglected or, if he is found to be so, because the child is not in 
need of the care, protection or discipline of the State. All cases dismissed for either of these reasons are counted in the "dismissed" column; all other 
cases are counted in the "retained" column. 



125 



DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DOCKETS 

In the graphs which follow, criminal case activity in the District Court Division during 1977 is 
compared with criminal case activity in district courts during the preceding four years. There was a 
3.6% increase in the number of criminal cases filed — 1,082,540 in 1977, compared to 1,045,190 in 
1976 — and a slight increase in the number disposed of: 1,043,460 in 1977, compared to 1,037,401 in 
1976, which is an increase of six-tenths of one per cent. The difference between filings and dispositions 
accounts for a significant increase in the number of criminal cases pending at the end of the year: 
152,188 cases were pending at the end of 1977, compared to 113,108 at the end of 1976, which is an 
increase of 34.6%. 

The distribution among the 100 counties of these pending cases is shown in the following table; 44 
counties had more than 1,000 criminal cases pending on December 31, 1977, compared to 28 counties 
in 1976. The ten counties with the largest numbers of cases pending at the end of 1977 are listed in 
another table; all ten appeared on the same table in the 1976 Annual Report. 

County-by-county data is presented on: (1) numbers of motor vehicle criminal cases pending, filed 
and disposed of during 1977; (2) numbers of non-motor vehicle criminal cases pending, filed and 
disposed of; (3) the ratios of criminal case dispositions to total caseload and ratios of pending criminal 
cases to dispositions; (4) the time from filing to disposition of the motor vehicle criminal cases 
disposed of; (5) the time from filing to disposition of the non-motor vehicle criminal cases disposed 
of; (6) the ages of motor vehicle cases pending at the end of the year; (7) the ages of non-motor 
vehicle cases pending at the end of the year; and (8) the numbers of motor vehicle criminal cases 
disposed of by waiver and the numbers of (civil) small claims cases disposed of by magistrates. 

The tables showing the time from filing to disposition of the cases disposed of during 1977, new to 
this year's report, show that 92.2% of the motor vehicle criminal cases and 91.3% of the non-motor 
vehicle criminal cases were disposed of within 90 days of filing; an additional 5.1% of the motor 
vehicle cases disposed of and an additional 5.6% of the non-motor vehicle cases were between 91 and 
180 days old at the time of disposition. These totals, however, include those criminal cases disposed 
of by waiver; such cases, which do not require the resources of the trial courts, are disposed of 
generally within 30 days of filing. Moreover, as the tables reporting criminal cases pending, added, 
and disposed of indicate, dispositions by waiver account for a substantial portion of the district court 
caseload: of the 696,421 motor vehicle cases disposed of during 1977, 414,721 cases (60% of the total) 
were disposed of by waiver; of the 347,039 non-motor vehicle dispositions, 36,024 cases ( 10%) were by 
waiver. Of the motor vehicle cases not disposed of by waiver, 80.8% (227,579 cases out of 281,700) 
were disposed of within 90 days, and 12.7% (35,834 cases) between 91 and 180 days. This leaves a total 
of 18,287 motor vehicle cases older than six months at the time of disposition; and 11,061 non-motor 
vehicle cases were older than six months at disposition. 

The tables showing the ages of cases pending at the end of the year also reveal that a significant 
number of district court criminal cases are not disposed of expeditiously. A total of 17,971 motor 
vehicle cases had been pending for over 180 days as of December 31, 1977, compared to 13,830 
pending for over 180 days at the end of 1976; 16,194 non-motor vehicle cases had been pending for 
over 180 days at the end of 1977, compared to 10,109 at the end of 1976. These figures, together with 
the totals of cases older than 180 days at time of disposition, show that a significant number of district 
court criminal cases are not disposed of within the "speedy trial" time lim.it of 120 days (to be applied 
to cases filed on or after October 1, 1978) enacted by the 1977 General Assembly. To what extent 
these cases would have been exempted from the 120-day standard, for excusable delay, is not known. 

The comment on speedy trial standards found in the section on the superior court criminal dockets 
is also applicable to district court criminal cases. The statutes in question do not distinguish between 
criminal cases filed in superior courts and those filed in the district courts. 



127 



CRIMINAL CASES ADDED AND DISPOSED OF 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 



1.200.000- 



1,125,000- 
1.050,000- (l 

975,000 

900,000 

825,000 

750,000 

675,000 

600,000 

525,000 

450,000 

375,000 

300,000 

225.000 

150.000 
75,000 

1973 



1.121.028 



1,089,512 



1,109,759 



1,082,540 




1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



ADDED 



DISPOSED OF: 



128 



CRIMINAL CASES PENDING IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

(For Years, 1973-1977) 



NO. OF CASES 




1973 



1974 



1975 



1976 



1977 



(YEAR) 



129 



DISTRIBUTION OF PENDING CRIMINAL CASES 
AMONG THE COUNTIES 







(District Courts 


Number of 


Less than 




Cases 


100 


100-300 


Number of 






Counties & 






Year: 1973 


11 


30 


1974 


9 


23 


1975 


6 


23 


1976 


6 


26 


1977 


3 


19 







Over 


1-500 


501-1,000 


1,000 


1! 


24 


21 


11 


23 


34 


10 


25 


36 


15 


25 


28 


L6 


18 


44 



TEN COUNTIES WITH LARGEST CRIMINAL DOCKETS 
PENDING AT YEAR END 



County 

*Guilford 

*Mecklenburg 

*Durham 

*Wake 

*Forsyth 

*Cumberland 

*New Hanover 

*Gaston 

*Onslow 

*Robeson 

STATE MEAN 



Pending 

1/1/77 

19,090 
9,538 
5,171 
6,982 
3,469 
5,067 
1,911 
2,953 
1,986 
1,872 
1,332 



*Counties that were listed in this table in the 



Filed 

67,883 
78,545 
29,074 
65,871 
49,387 
52,916 
22,070 
29,600 
20,278 
20,137 
10,825 
1976 Annual 



Disposed of 

70,398 
73,018 
24,224 
63,945 
45,972 
51,267 
20,098 
28,755 
19,754 
19,518 
10,435 
Report. 



Pending 

12/31/77 

16.575 
15,065 
10,021 
8,908 
6,884 
6,716 
3,883 
3,798 
2,510 
2,491 
1,522 



Ratio (%) of 

Dispositions 

to Filings 

103.7% 
93.0% 
83.3% 
97.1% 
93.1% 
96.9% 
91.1% 
97.1% 
97.4% 
96.9% 
96.4% 



130 



MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 















Cases Disposed of, 1977 








Increase/ 




Cases 


















Cases 


Dec 


■reuse 


District 1 


Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 


By 
Judge 


Bv 
Plea 


By 

Waiver 


Prelim. 
Hearing 


Otherwise 


Total 
Dispositions 


Pending 

12/31/77 


in Pending 
Cases 


Camden 


151 


1,231 


1,382 


73 


235 


803 





134 


1,245 


137 


- 


14 


Chowan 


116 


1,434 


1,550 


K7 


364 


864 





114 


1,434 


116 







Currituck 


128 


1,989 


2,117 


94 


410 


1,154 


4 


281 


1,943 


174 


+ 


46 


Dare 


140 


3,317 


3,507 


72 


638 


2,083 


2^ 


390 


3,206 


301 


f 


111 


Gates 


69 


1,454 


1,523 


66 


213 


1,022 


l 


58 


1,360 


163 


+ 


94 


Pasquotank 


193 


2,810 


3,003 


168 


606 


1,735 





216 


2,725 


278 


+ 


85 


Perquimans 


105 


1,348 


1,453 


63 


198 


959 


3 


96 


1,319 


134 


f 


24 


District Totals 


952 


13,583 


14,535 


623 


2,664 


8,620 


31 


1,294 


13,232 


1,303 


+ 


35 i 


District 2 


























Beaufort 


319 


5,398 


5,717 


283 


812 


3,626 


106 


514 


5,341 


376 


+ 


57 


Hyde 


23 


441 


464 


46 


113 


231 





47 


437 


27 


+ 


4 


Martin 


398 


3,536 


3,934 


453 


936 


2,020 


5 


260 


3,674 


260 


- 


138 


Tyrrell 


21 


560 


581 


48 


42 


414 


1 


49 


554 


27 


+ 


6 


Washington 


HI 


1,282 


1,369 


140 


201 


742 


1 


40 


1,174 


195 


+ 


108 


District Totals 


848 


11,217 


12,065 


970 


2,104 


7,033 


113 


960 


11,180 


885 


+ 


37 


District 3 


























Carteret 


418 


6,305 


6,723 


253 


1,722 


3,050 


42 


827 


5,894 


829 


+ 


111 


Craven 


541 


9,305 


9,846 


525 


2,353 


5,359 


34 


614 


8,885 


961 


+ 


420 


Pamlico 


78 


859 


937 


71 


279 


425 


20 


84 


879 


58 


- 


20 


Pitt 


1,198 


12,444 


13,642 


685 


3,289 


7,359 


24 


1,097 


12,459 


1,183 


- 


15 


District Totals 


2,235 


28,913 


31,148 


1,534 


7,643 


16,193 


125 


2,622 


28,117 


3,031 


+ 


796 


District 4 


























Duplin 


839 


5,795 


6,634 


111 


1,648 


3,166 


20 


854 


5,799 


835 


— 


4 


Jones 


82 


1,398 


1,480 


31 


368 


708 





167 


1,274 


206 


+ 


124 


Onslow 


1,239 


13,121 


14,360 


280 


4,954 


5,907 


7 


1,383 


12,531 


1,829 


t 


590 


Sampson 


830 


7,419 


8,249 


225 


2,174 


4,154 


9 


702 


7,264 


985 


+ 


155 


District Totals 


2,990 


27,733 


30,723 


647 


9,144 


13,935 


36 


3,106 


26,868 


3,855 


+ 


865 


District 5 


























New Hanover 


977 


13,134 


14,111 


1,468 


2,194 


6,648 


34 


1,795 


12,139 


1,972 


+ 


995 


Pender 


409 


4,540 


4,949 


376 


983 


2,418 


6 


518 


4,301 


648 


+ 


234 


District Totals 


1,386 


17,674 


19,060 


1,844 


3,177 


9,066 


40 


2,313 


16,440 


2,620 


+ 


1,234 


District 6 


























Bertie 


229 


3,321 


3,550 


144 


703 


2,110 


9 


334 


3,300 


250 


+ 


21 


Halifax 


459 


6,557 


7,016 


222 


1,141 


3,889 


4 


1,067 


6,323 


693 


+ 


234 


Hertford 


435 


4,508 


4,943 


268 


845 


2,803 


16 


485 


4,417 


526 


+ 


91 


Northampton 


112 


5,169 


5,281 


181 


876 


3,174 


11 


819 


5,061 


220 


+ 


108 


District Totals 


1,235 


19,555 


20,790 


815 


3,565 


11,976 


40 


2,705 


19,101 


1,689 


+ 


454 


District 7 


























Edgecombe 


443 


5,676 


6,119 


303 


930 


3,734 


11 


530 


5,508 


611 


+ 


168 


Nash 


598 


7,213 


7,811 


421 


1,402 


4,243 


28 


866 


6,960 


851 


+ 


253 


Wilson 


561 


6,812 


7,373 


248 


1,215 


4,182 


64 


868 


6,577 


796 


1 


235 


District Totals 


1,602 


19,701 


21,303 


972 


3,547 


12,159 


103 


2,264 


19,045 


2,258 


+ 


656 



131 



MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 8 

Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 






Cases Dispc 


>sed of, 197 


7 




Increase/ 


By 

Judge 


By 

Plea 


By 

Waiver 


Prelim. 
Hearing 


Otherwise 


Total 
Dispositions 


Cases Decrease 
Pending in Pending 
12/31/77 Cases 


158 


1,737 


1,895 


64 


348 


1,117 


7 


200 


1,736 


159 + 1 


659 


7,537 


8,196 


307 


1,621 


4,328 


38 


948 


7,242 


954 + 295 


843 


11,983 


12,826 


355 


2,234 


7,632 


40 


1,402 


11,663 


1,163 + 320 


1,660 


21,257 


22,917 


726 


4,203 


13,077 


85 


2,550 


20,641 


2,276 + 616 



District 9 

Franklin 
Granville 
Person 
Vance 
Warren 
District Totals 



481 


3,333 


3,814 


286 


1,080 


1,775 


9 


343 


3,493 


321 


- 


160 


307 


3,969 


4,276 


lis 


963 


2,346 


12 


452 


3,888 


388 


+ 


81 


298 


3,245 


3,543 


209 


960 


1,728 


11 


359 


3,267 


276 


- 


22 


241 


3,369 


3,610 


136 


782 


1,656 


4 


610 


3,188 


422 


+ 


181 


86 


1,775 


1,861 


104 


509 


906 


2 


117 


1,638 


223 


+ 


137 


1,413 


15,691 


17,104 


850 


4,294 


8,411 


38 


1,881 


15,474 


1,630 


+ 


217 



District 10 
Wake 



4,965 42,653 47,618 2,821 7,130 24,865 



69 



6,900 41,785 5,833 + 868 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


558 

809 

299 

1,666 


6,351 

8,343 

3,396 

18,090 


6,909 

9,152 

3,695 

19,756 


298 

544 

173 

1,015 


1,936 

2,393 

778 

5,107 


3,091 
3,805 
2,068 
8,964 


9 
9 

4 

22 


734 
1,378 

312 
2,424 


6,068 

8,129 

3,335 

17,532 


841 
1,023 

360 
2,224 


+ 
+ 
+ 
+ 


283 

214 

61 

558 


District 12 


























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


3,349 

233 

3,582 


33,817 

3,569 

37,386 


37,166 

3,802 

40,968 


1,978 

141 

2,119 


7,667 

821 

8,488 


17,354 

2,005 

19,359 


22 
3 

25 


5,700 

285 

5,985 


32,721 

3,255 

35,976 


4,445 

547 

4,992 


+ 
+ 

+ 


1,096 

314 

1,410 


District 13 


























Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 


808 

309 

845 

1,962 


5,311 

3,810 

6,672 

15,793 


6,119 
4,119 

7,517 
17,755 


138 

347 

1,014 

1,499 


1,575 

779 

1,465 

3,819 


3,005 
2,162 
3,098 
8,265 


2 

3 

5 

10 


779 

410 

1,159 

2,348 


5,499 

3,701 

6,741 

15,941 


620 

418 

776 

1,814 


+ 


188 

109 

69 

148 


District 14 



























Durham 



3,763 18,785 22,548 



558 3,874 9,822 



37 



1,889 16,180 6,368 + 2,605 



District ISA 
Alamance 



1,031 12,295 13,326 



981 



3,210 6,858 



76 



988 12,113 1,213 + 182 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



319 


4,088 


4,407 


164 


1,181 


2,174 


4 


439 


3,962 


445 


+ 126 


305 


9,933 


10,238 


483 


2,075 


5,285 


10 


999 


8,852 


1,386 


+ 1,081 


624 


14,021 


14,645 


647 


3,256 


7,459 


14 


1,438 


12,814 


1,831 


+ 1,207 



132 



MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 





Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 






Cases Disposed of, 1977 






Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


In 

I) 

in 


icrease/ 




By 

Judge 


By 

Plea 


By 

Waiver 


Prelim. 
Hearing 


Otherwise 


Total 
Dispositions 


ecrease 
Pending 
Cases 


District 16 


























Robeson 


1,049 


11,830 


12,879 


393 


3,245 


6,118 


18 


1,850 


11,624 


1,255 


+ 


206 


Scotland 


472 


5,336 


5,808 


122 


1,104 


3,659 


2 


419 


5,306 


502 


+ 


30 


District Totals 


1,521 


17,166 


18,687 


515 


4,349 


9,777 


20 


2,269 


16,930 


1,757 


+ 


236 


District 17 


























Caswell 


236 


1,819 


2,055 


8S 


433 


1,015 


3 


160 


1,699 


356 


■+- 


120 


Rockingham 


951 


8,683 


9,634 


636 


1,679 


5,249 


4 


751 


8,319 


1,315 


+ 


364 


Stokes 


295 


2,815 


3,110 


436 


414 


1,673 


3 


332 


2,858 


252 


- 


43 


Surry 


528 


6,103 


6,631 


230 


1,320 


3,244 


31 


976 


5,801 


830 


+ 


302 


District Totals 


2,010 


19,420 


21,430 


1,390 


3,846 


11,181 


41 


2,219 


18,677 


2,753 


+ 


743 


District 18 


























Guilford 


11,503 


44,938 


56,441 


2,431 


8,547 


25,712 


87 


9,818 


46,595 


9,846 


- 


1,657 


District 19 


























Cabarrus 


929 


12,459 


13,388 


711 


1,350 


8,848 


13 


1,116 


12,038 


1,350 


+ 


421 


Montgomery 


37 


3,800 


3,837 


227 


582 


2,314 


12 


331 


3,466 


371 


+ 


334 


Randolph 


953 


9,441 


10,394 


641 


1,569 


6,448 


8 


789 


9,455 


939 


— 


14 


Rowan 


1,000 


10,060 


11.060 


688 


1,471 


6,946 


11 


955 


10,071 


989 


- 


11 


District Totals 


2,919 


35,760 


38,679 


2,267 


4,972 


24,556 


44 


3,191 


35,030 


3,649 


+ 


730 


District 20 


























Anson 


295 


4,259 


4,554 


191 


951 


2,480 


24 


412 


4,058 


496 


+ 


201 


Moore 


367 


5,635 


6,002 


148 


1,492 


3,128 


10 


575 


5,353 


649 


+ 


282 


Richmond 


532 


5,802 


6,334 


225 


1,520 


3,216 


17 


654 


5,632 


702 


+ 


170 


Stanly 


594 


6,220 


6,814 


125 


1,689 


3,543 


19 


608 


5,984 


830 


+ 


236 


Union 


400 


6,371 


6,771 


273 


1,484 


3,805 


11 


602 


6,175 


596 


+ 


196 


District Totals 


2,188 


28,287 


30,475 


962 


7,136 


16,172 


81 


2,851 


27,202 


3,273 


+ 


1,085 


District 21 



























Forsyth 



2,564 36,501 39,065 2,105 5,513 23,611 



61 



3,006 34,296 4,769 + 2,205 



District 22 



Alexander 


183 


1,970 


2,153 


96 


407 


1,225 


13 


222 


1,963 


190 


+ 


7 


Davidson 


956 


12,928 


13,884 


301 


2,688 


8,098 


2 


1,428 


12,517 


1,367 


+ 


411 


Davie 


192 


3,605 


3,797 


76 


506 


2,548 


1 


332 


3,463 


334 


+ 


142 


Iredell 


506 


8,835 


9,341 


331 


1,832 


5,559 


15 


773 


8,510 


831 


+ 


325 


District Totals 


1,837 


27,338 


29,175 


804 


5,433 


17,430 


31 


2,755 


26,453 


2,722 


+ 


885 


District 23 



























Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 



35 

185 

731 

231 

1,182 



682 

1,787 

5,827 

2,693 

10,989 



717 

1,972 

6,558 

2,924 

12,171 



56 
224 
458 
220 
958 



178 
501 

1,096 
549 

2,324 



345 

907 

3,261 

1,760 

6,273 



1 

4 
16 
4 

25 



67 

121 

673 

167 

1,028 



647 

1,757 

5,504 

2,700 

10,608 



70 + 

215 + 

1,054 + 

224 - 

1,563 + 



35 
30 

323 
7 

381 



133 



MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 24 

Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



Cases 
fending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 






Cases Dispt 


>sed of, 197 


7 




Increase/ 


By 

Judge 


By 

Plea 


By 

Waiver 


Prelim. 
Hearing 


Otherwise 


Total 
Dispositions 


Cases Decrease 
Pending in Pending 
12/31/77 Cases 


91 


838 


929 


8.1 


245 


78 


27 


318 


751 


178 + 87 


L30 


1,308 


1,438 


42 


126 


712 


4 


353 


1,242 


196 + 66 


114 


1,051 


1,165 


67 


171 


524 


3 


226 


991 


174 + 60 


327 


3,737 


4,064 


127 


699 


2,223 


9 


433 


3,491 


573 + 246 


S'l 


1,130 


1,221 


85 


152 


609 


3 


243 


1,092 


129 + 38 


753 


8,064 


8,817 


404 


1,393 


4,146 


51 


1,573 


7,567 


1,250 + 497 



District 25 

Burke 
Caldwell 
Catawba 
District Totals 



605 


8,934 


9,539 


286 


1,954 


4,775 


IK 


1,406 


8,439 


1,100 


+ 


495 


556 


5,963 


6,519 


253 


1,626 


3,390 


7 


530 


5,806 


713 


+ 


157 


1,012 


11,220 


12,232 


457 


3,330 


6,308 


8 


927 


11,030 


1.202 


+ 


190 


2,173 


26,117 


28,290 


996 


6,910 


14,473 


33 


2,863 


25,275 


3,015 


+ 


842 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 



5,229 52,594 57,823 1,726 9,254 29,700 



65 7,815 48,560 9,263 + 4,034 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



804 


9,132 


9,936 


41 


1,934 


5,344 


9 


1,207 


8,585 


1,351 


+ 547 


1,865 


16,597 


18,462 


609 


3,593 


9,468 


26 


2,411 


16,107 


2,355 


+ 490 


269 


4,080 


4,349 


104 


1,066 


1,989 


7 


693 


3,859 


490 


+ 221 


2,938 


29,809 


32,747 


804 


6,593 


16,801 


42 


4,311 


28,551 


4,196 


+ 1,258 



District 28 
Buncombe 



1,130 16,249 17,379 



563 3,673 10,094 



43 



1,686 16,059 1,320 + 190 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



628 


6,313 


6,941 


148 


1,376 


3,285 


16 


1,277 


6,102 


839 


+ 


211 


326 


4,476 


4,802 


211 


863 


2,637 


13 


470 


4,196 


606 


+ 


280 


165 


2,133 


2,298 


60 


298 


1,258 


1 


390 


2,007 


2^1 


+ 


126 


388 


3,715 


4,103 


232 


800 


2,226 


8 


408 


3,674 


429 


+ 


41 


231 


2,302 


2,533 


117 


374 


1,539 


6 


170 


2,206 


327 


+ 


46 


1,738 


18,939 


20,677 


768 


3,711 


10,945 


46 


2,715 


18,185 


2,492 


+ 


754 



District 30 

Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Haywood 
Jackson 
Macon 
Swain 
District Totals 



137 

75 

48 

376 

166 

148 

149 

1,099 



1,728 

523 

393 

5,134 

2,675 

2,298 

1,779 

14,530 



1,865 

598 

441 

5,510 

2,841 

2,446 

1,928 

15,629 



23 
17 

36 
82 
-70 
28 
42 
298 



430 

126 

52 

1,254 
497 
296 
308 

2,963 



1,002 
338 
214 
2,380 
1,438 
1,262 
1,154 
7,788 



5 
2 


41 
6 
7 
2 

63 



257 

77 

58 

1,059 

473 

698 

260 

2,882 



1,717 

560 

360 

4,816 

2,484 

2,291 

1,766 

13,994 



148 + 

38 - 

81 + 

694 + 

357 + 

155 + 

162 + 

1,635 + 



11 

37 

33 

318 

191 

7 

13 

536 



STATE TOTALS 



72,698 721,048 793,746 35,612 151,842 414,721 1,597 92,649 696,421 97,325 +24,627 



134 



NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 













Cases Disposed of, 1977 








Increase/ 


Cases 


















Cases 


Decrease 


fending 


Cases 


Total 


By 


Bv 


By 


Prelim. 




Total Dis- 


Pending 


in Pending 


1/1/77 


Filed 


Caseload 


Judge 


Plea 


Waiver 


Hearing 


Otherwise 


positions 


12/31/77 


Cases 


7 


112 


L19 


10 


22 





5 


74 


111 


8 


+ i 


63 


622 


685 


98 


209 


19 


61 


234 


621 


64 


+ i 


50 


494 


544 


34 


200 


IS 


IX 


195 


462 


82 


+ 32 


110 


841 


951 


36 


355 


27 


50 


341 


809 


142 


+ 32 


17 


275 


292 


34 


99 


70 


21 


54 


278 


14 


3 


XX 


1,483 


1,571 


266 


744 


43 


97 


298 


1,498 


73 


15 


46 


234 


280 


58 


77 


1 


1^ 


105 


260 


20 


26 


381 


4,061 


4,442 


536 


1,706 


225 


271 


1,301 


4,039 


403 


+ 22 



District 2 

Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 



12') 


2,826 


2,955 


295 


1,095 


351 


155 


896 


2,792 


163 


+ 


34 


24 


364 


388 


78 


176 


20 


9 


87 


370 


IX 


- 


6 


115 


1,990 


2,105 


286 


781 


331 


121 


467 


1,986 


119 


+ 


4 


21 


131 


152 


50 


20 


5 


15 


54 


144 


8 


- 


13 


22 


733 


755 


174 


263 


143 


43 


65 


688 


67 


+ 


45 


311 


6,044 


6,355 


883 


2,335 


850 


343 


1,569 


5,980 


375 


+ 


64 



District 3 

Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 



265 


3,801 


4,066 


326 


1,112 


189 


204 


1,685 


3,516 


550 


274 


3,780 


4,054 


476 


1,416 


624 


290 


858 


3,664 


390 


44 


466 


510 


SS 


218 


26 


36 


125 


460 


50 


469 


7,935 


8,404 


662 


3,054 


1,992 


477 


1,238 


7,423 


981 


,052 


15,982 


17,034 


1,519 


5,800 


2,831 


1,007 


3,906 


15,063 


1,971 



285 
116 
6 
512 
919 



District 4 

Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 
District Totals 



ISl 


2,263 


2,414 


X7 


543 


491 


102 


673 


1,896 


518 


+ 


367 


46 


530 


626 


62 


220 


24 


6 


247 


564 


62 


— 


34 


747 


7,157 


7,904 


410 


3,046 


719 


364 


2,684 


7,223 


6X1 


- 


66 


350 


2,824 


3,174 


126 


935 


676 


161 


799 


2,697 


477 


4- 


127 


1,344 


12,774 


14,118 


685 


4,744 


1,915 


633 


4,403 


12,380 


1,738 


+ 


394 



District 5 

New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 



934 


8,936 


9,870 


1,125 


2,903 


471 


813 


2,147 


7,959 


1,911 


4- 977 


86 


1,227 


1,313 


132 


576 


10 


13 


427 


1,158 


155 


4- 69 


1,020 


10,163 


11,183 


1,257 


3,479 


981 


826 


2,574 


9,117 


2,066 


4- 1,046 



District 6 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 



52 


985 


1,037 


155 


349 


121 


86 


252 


963 


74 


+ 


22 


277 


3,917 


4,194 


476 


1,434 


213 


246 


1,465 


3,834 


360 


4- 


83 


104 


1,474 


1,583 


167 


513 


214 


196 


353 


1,443 


140 


4- 


31 


4X 


804 


852 


77 


326 


111 


38 


254 


806 


46 


- 


2 


486 


7,180 


7,666 


875 


2,622 


659 


566 


2,324 


7,046 


620 


+ 


134 



District 7 

Edgecombe 
Nash 
Wilson 
District Totals 



266 


4,559 


4,825 


548 


2,225 


559 


235 


762 


4,329 


496 


4- 


230 


360 


4,787 


5,147 


546 


1,810 


1,098 


296 


841 


4,591 


556 


+ 


196 


324 


3,859 


4,183 


338 


1,316 


498 


297 


1,301 


3,750 


433 


+ 


109 


950 


13,205 


14,155 


1,432 


5,351 


2,155 


828 


2,904 


12,670 


1,485 


4- 


535 



135 



NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 8 

Greene 
Lenoir 
Wayne 
District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 

64 
409 
468 
941 



Cases Disposed of, 1977 



Cases 
Filed 

813 

5,118 

5,273 

11,204 



Total 
Caseload 

877 

5,527 

5,741 

12,145 



By 
Judge 

81 

605 

529 

1,215 



Bv 
Plea 

259 
2,392 
1,697 
4,348 



By 
Waiver 

120 

89 
712 
921 



Prelim. 
Hearing 

97 
337 
286 
720 



Total Dis- 
Otherwise positions 



258 
1,640 
1,976 
3,874 



815 

5,063 

5,200 

11,078 



Increase/ 
Cases Decrease 
Pending in Pending 
12/31/77 Cases 



62 

464 

541 

1,067 



2 

55 

73 

126 



District 9 

Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 

District 10 



Wake 



103 


1,326 


1,429 


193 


494 


249 


97 


298 


1,331 


98 


- 


5 


176 


1,826 


2,002 


219 


779 


356 


143 


321 


1,818 


184 


+ 


8 


134 


1,493 


1,627 


243 


646 


129 


184 


301 


1,503 


124 


— 


10 


192 


2,704 


2,896 


325 


764 


340 


28 


1,154 


2,611 


285 


+ 


93 


150 


1,065 


1,215 


147 


488 


25 


111 


341 


1,112 


103 


— 


47 


755 


8,414 


9,169 


1,127 


3,171 


1,099 


563 


2,415 


8,375 


794 


+ 


39 


,017 


23,218 


25,235 


1,885 


10,273 


3,985 


820 


5,197 


22,160 


3,075 


+ 


1,058 



District 11 



Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 


285 

457 

287 

1,029 


3,348 

3,252 

3,763 

10,363 


3,633 

3,709 

4,050 

11,392 


369 

386 

423 

1,178 


1,257 
1,230 
1,013 
3,500 


435 

457 

987 

1,879 


91 
172 
108 
171 


1,085 

901 

1,217 

3,203 


3,237 

3,146 

3,748 

10,131 


396 

563 

302 

1,261 


+ 
+ 
+ 
+ 


Ill 

106 

15 

232 


District 12 


























Cumberland 
Hoke 
District Totals 


1,718 

111 

1,829 


19,099 

1,306 

20,405 


20,817 

1,417 

22,234 


1,539 

165 

1,704 


5,517 

350 

5,867 


2,296 

194 

2,490 


109 

68 
177 


9,085 

423 

9,508 


18,546 

1,200 

19,746 


2,271 

217 

2,488 


+ 
+ 
+ 


553 
106 
659 


District 13 


























Bladen 
Brunswick 
Columbus 
District Totals 


385 

226 

678 

1,289 


2,857 
2,020 
3,926 
8,803 


3,242 

2,246 

4,604 

10,092 


274 
318 
351 
943 


1,537 

676 

1,878 

4,091 


207 

143 

885 

1,235 


58 

146 

83 

287 


787 

742 

921 

2,450 


2,863 
2,025 
4,118 
9,006 


379 

221 

486 

1,086 


- 


6 

5 

192 

203 


District 14 



























Durham 



1,408 10,289 11,697 



934 



4,284 



688 



272 1,866 8,044 3,653 + 2,245 



District ISA 
Alamance 



444 



5,104 5,548 



631 



2,025 



303 



437 



1,632 5,028 



520 



76 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 
District Totals 



76 


1,159 


1,235 


117 


512 


104 


54 


343 


1,130 


105 


+ 


29 


120 


2,901 


3,021 


242 


946 


325 


199 


890 


2,602 


419 


+ 


299 


196 


4,060 


4,256 


359 


1,458 


429 


253 


1,233 


3,732 


524 


+ 


328 



136 



NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 
District Totals 





Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 






Cases Disposed of, 1977 






Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 

Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


By 
Judge 


By 

Plea 


By 
Waiver 


Prelim. 
Hearing 


Otherwise 


Total Dis- 
positions 


823 


8,307 


9,130 


747 


3,493 


1,074 


433 


2,147 


7,894 


1,236 


+ 413 


213 


2,474 


2,687 


263 


1,087 


212 


62 


454 


2,078 


609 


+ 396 


1,036 


10,781 


11,817 


1,010 


4,580 


1,286 


495 


2,601 


9,972 


1,845 


+ 809 



District 17 

Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 



97 


833 


930 


165 


280 


22 


59 


273 


799 


131 


722 


4,720 


5,442 


917 


1,477 


292 


310 


1,798 


4,794 


648 


146 


961 


1,107 


183 


335 


107 


44 


295 


964 


143 


386 


2,997 


3,383 


247 


911 


236 


190 


1,274 


2,858 


525 


,351 


9,511 


10,862 


1,512 


3,003 


657 


603 


3,640 


9,415 


1,447 



34 

74 

3 

139 

96 



District 18 
Guilford 



7,587 22,945 30,532 1,917 11,567 



323 1,070 8,926 23,803 6,729 - 858 



District 19 



Cabarrus 


231 


4,009 


4,240 


747 


1,656 


334 


345 


737 


3,819 


421 


+ 


190 


Montgomery 


382 


1,888 


2,270 


246 


419 


211 


91 


1,003 


1,970 


300 


- 


82 


Randolph 


366 


2,489 


2,855 


494 


897 


406 


222 


589 


2,608 


247 


- 


119 


Rowan 


349 


4,841 


5,190 


730 


1,782 


419 


555 


1,253 


4,739 


451 


+ 


102 


District Totals 


1,328 


13,227 


14,555 


2,217 


4,754 


1,370 


1,213 


3,582 


13,136 


1,419 


+ 


91 


District 20 


























Anson 


168 


1,894 


2,062 


225 


600 


10 


IKS 


746 


1,769 


293 


+ 


125 


Moore 


273 


3,089 


3,362 


263 


841 


437 


255 


1,308 


3,104 


258 


— 


15 


Richmond 


196 


2,508 


2,704 


278 


833 


245 


212 


778 


2,346 


358 


+ 


162 


Stanly 


297 


2,228 


2,525 


81 


803 


332 


163 


634 


2,013 


512 


+ 


215 


Union 


265 


3,302 


3,567 


397 


958 


433 


248 


1,135 


3,171 


396 


+ 


1 $1 


District Totals 


1,199 


13,021 


14,220 


1,244 


4,035 


1,457 


1,066 


4,601 


12,403 


1,817 


+ 


618 


District 21 



























Forsyth 



905 12,886 13,791 1,919 3,687 



1,501 



619 



3,950 11,676 2,115 + 1,210 



District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 



65 


920 


985 


97 


313 


9 


72 


410 


901 


84 


+ 


19 


406 


5,383 


5,789 


730 


1,704 


130 


146 


2,383 


5,093 


696 


f 


290 


67 


634 


701 


75 


186 


54 


36 


266 


617 


84 


+ 


17 


195 


4,054 


4,249 


432 


1,493 


322 


326 


1,332 


3,905 


344 


+ 


119 


733 


10,991 


11,724 


1,334 


3,6% 


515 


580 


4,391 


10,516 


1,208 


+ 


475 



District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 



32 


360 


392 


83 


100 


18 


27 


99 


327 


65 


+ 


33 


134 


924 


1,058 


206 


244 


136 


77 


288 


951 


107 


- 


27 


440 


2,932 


3,372 


481 


906 


271 


125 


788 


2,571 


801 


+ 


361 


62 


969 


1,031 


138 


352 


131 


65 


283 


969 


62 







668 


5,185 


5,853 


908 


1,602 


556 


294 


1,458 


4,818 


1,035 


+ 


367 



137 



NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CASES PENDING, ADDED, AND DISPOSED OF IN THE DISTRICT COURTS 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 24 

Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



Cases 
Pending 

1/1/77 


Cases 
Filed 


Total 
Caseload 






Cases l)isp< 


>sed of, 197 


7 




Cases 
Pending 

12/31/77 


Increase/ 


By 

Judge 


Bv 
Plea 


By 

Waiver 


Prelim. 
Hearing 


Otherwise 


Total Dis- 
positions 


Decrease 

in Pending 

Cases 


153 


1,438 


1,591 


65 


278 


5 


2 


1,015 


1,365 


226 


+ 73 


140 


530 


670 


45 


138 


2 


24 


320 


529 


141 


+ 1 


48 


538 


586 


% 


ISO 


42 


25 


222 


sos 


81 


+ 33 


143 


7S5 


898 


64 


ISO 


7S 


113 


293 


698 


200 


+ 57 


L8 


440 


458 


47 


212 


5 


29 


103 


396 


62 


+ 44 


502 


3,701 


4,203 


257 


958 


132 


193 


1,953 


3,493 


710 


+ 208 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



263 


2,940 


3,203 


540 


740 


172 


79 


1,204 


2,719 


484 


+ 


221 


484 


3,943 


4,427 


394 


1,136 


276 


294 


1,742 


3,842 


585 


+ 


101 


558 


7,322 


7,880 


593 


2,366 


663 


463 


3,102 


7,187 


693 


+ 


135 


,305 


14,205 


15,510 


1,511 


4,242 


1,111 


836 


6,048 


13,748 


1,762 


+ 


457 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 



4,309 25,951 30,260 1,555 10,698 1,578 1,351 9,276 24,458 



5,802 



1,493 



District 27 

Cleveland 

Gaston 

Lincoln 

District Totals 



607 


5,388 


5,995 


224 


1,938 


373 


243 


2,338 


5,116 


879 


+ 


272 


1,088 


13,003 


14,091 


1,012 


5,365 


817 


763 


4,691 


12,648 


1,443 


+ 


355 


237 


2,238 


2,475 


130 


754 


153 


192 


959 


2,188 


287 


+ 


50 


1,932 


20,629 


22,561 


1,366 


8,057 


1,343 


1,198 


7,988 


19,952 


2,609 


+ 


677 



District 28 
Buncombe 



598 10,347 10,945 



620 



5,238 



790 



655 



2,751 10,054 



891 



+ 293 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



265 


3,282 


3,547 


306 


1,452 


30 


225 


1,127 


3,140 


407 


+ 


142 


112 


1,464 


1,576 


195 


607 


32 


78 


426 


1,338 


238 


+ 


126 


69 


809 


878 


160 


244 


l'» 


38 


377 


838 


40 


- 


20 


221 


3,134 


3.355 


367 


1,735 


279 


183 


576 


3,140 


215 


- 


6 


SO 


1,056 


1,115 


117 


472 


65 


01 


251 


996 


119 


+ 


60 


726 


9,745 


10,471 


1,145 


4,510 


425 


615 


2,757 


9,452 


1,019 


+ 


293 



District 30 

Cherokee 
Clay 
Graham 
Haywood 
Jackson 
Macon 
Swain 
District Totals 



88 


963 


1,051 


26 


273 


41 


IDS 


503 


948 


103 


+ 


15 


19 


100 


209 


14 


93 


3 


28 


46 


184 


25 


+ 


6 


20 


342 


368 


41 


80 


2 


1 


172 


296 


72 


+ 


46 


376 


3,083 


3,459 


128 


1,137 


235 


188 


976 


2,664 


795 


+ 


419 


74 


874 


948 


56 


332 


12 


32 


V7.X 


810 


13s 


+ 


64 


00 


798 


K88 


20 


317 


32 


55 


533 


763 


125 


+ 


35 


100 


848 


954 


22 


306 


10 


M 


514 


883 


71 


- 


35 


779 


7,098 


7,877 


313 


2,538 


335 


440 


2,922 


6,548 


1,329 


+ 


550 



STATE TOTALS 



40,410 361,492 401,902 35,991 138,219 36,024 19,602 117,203 347,039 54,863 +14,453 



138 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District I 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Camden 


1,501 


1,356 


90.3% 


145 


1,356 


10.7% 


35 


Chowan 


2,235 


2,055 


91.9% 


180 


2,055 


8.8% 


15 


Currituck 


2,661 


2,405 


90.4% 


256 


2,405 


10.6% 


\\ 


Dare 


4,458 


4,015 


90.1% 


443 


4,015 


11.0% 


41 


Gates 


1,815 


1,638 


90.2% 


177 


1,638 


10.8% 


39 


Pasquotank 


4,574 


4,223 


92.3% 


351 


4,223 


8.3% 


9 


Perquimans 


1,733 


1,579 


91.1% 


154 


1,579 


9.8% 


24 


District Totals 


18,977 


17,271 


91.0% 


1,706 


17,271 


9.9% 




District 2 
















Beaufort 


8,672 


8,133 


93.8% 


539 


8,133 


6.6% 


1 


Hyde 


852 


807 


94.7% 


45 


807 


5.6% 


3 


Martin 


6,039 


5,660 


93.7% 


379 


5,660 


6.7% 


5 


Tyrrell 


733 


698 


95.2% 


35 


698 


5.0% 


2 


Washington 


2,124 


1,862 


87.7% 


262 


1,862 


14.1% 


72 


District Totals 


18,420 


17,160 


93.2% 


1,260 


17,160 


7.3% 




District 3 
















Carteret 


10,789 


9,410 


87.2% 


1,379 


9,410 


14.7% 


75 


Craven 


13,900 


12,549 


90.3% 


1,351 


12,549 


10.8% 


37 


Pamlico 


1,447 


1,339 


92.5% 


108 


1,339 


8.1% 


8 


Pitt 


22,046 


19,882 


90.2% 


2,164 


19,882 


10.9% 


10 


District Totals 


48,182 


43,180 


89.6% 


5,002 


43,180 


11.6% 




District 4 
















Duplin 


9,048 


7,695 


85.0% 


1,353 


7,695 


17.6% 


89 


Jones 


2,106 


1,838 


87.3% 


268 


1,838 


14.6% 


74 


Onslow 


22,264 


19,754 


88.7% 


2,510 


19,754 


12.7% 


57 


Sampson 


11,423 


9,961 


87.2% 


1,462 


9,961 


14.7% 


76 


District Totals 


44,841 


39,248 


87.5% 


5,593 


39,248 


14.3% 




District 5 
















New Hanover 


23,981 


20,098 


83.8% 


3,883 


20,098 


19.3% 


93 


Pender 


6,262 


5,459 


87.2% 


803 


5,459 


14.7% 


77 


District Totals 


30,243 


25,557 


84.5% 


4,686 


25,557 


18.3% 




District 6 
















Bertie 


4,587 


4,263 


92.9% 


324 


4,263 


7.6% 


6 


Halifax 


11,210 


10,157 


90.6% 


1,053 


10,157 


10.4% 


31 


Hertford 


6,526 


5,860 


89.8% 


666 


5,860 


11.4% 


4^ 


Northampton 


6,133 


5,867 


95.7% 


266 


5,867 


4.5% 


1 


District Totals 


28,456 


26,147 


91.9% 


2,309 


26,147 


8.8% 




District 7 
















Edgecombe 


10,944 


9,837 


89.9% 


1,107 


9,837 


11.3% 


44 


Nash 


12,958 


11,551 


89.1% 


1,407 


11,551 


12.2% 


54 


Wilson 


11,556 


10,327 


89.4% 


1,229 


10,327 


11.9% 


^2 


District Totals 


35,458 


31,715 


89.4% 


3,743 


31,715 


11.8% 





* Total caseload, reported in the first column, is the number of cases pending on January 1, 1977 plus the number filed during 1977. 

The county ranking, reported in the last column, is for both ratios reported in this table, and each county's rank is the same for both 
ratios. The county ranked "1" had the highest percentage of cases disposed to total caseload and the lowest percentage of pending cases 
to dispositions during 1977, etc. 



139 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District 8 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Greene 


2,772 


2,551 


92.0% 


221 


2,551 


8.7% 


13 


Lenoir 


13,723 


12,305 


89.7% 


1,418 


12,305 


11.5% 


46 


Wayne 


18,567 


16,863 


90.8% 


1,704 


16,863 


10.1% 


27 


District Totals 


35,062 


31,719 


90.5% 


3,343 


31,719 


10.5% 




District 9 
















Franklin 


5,243 


4,824 


92.0% 


419 


4,824 


8.7% 


14 


Granville 


6,278 


5,706 


90.9% 


572 


5,706 


10.0% 


26 


Person 


5,170 


4,770 


92.3% 


400 


4,770 


8.4% 


10 


Vance 


6,506 


5,799 


89.1% 


707 


5,799 


12.1% 


55 


Warren 


3,076 


2,750 


89.4% 


326 


2,750 


11.9% 


50 


District Totals 


26,273 


23,849 


90.8% 


2,424 


23,849 


10.2% 




District 10 

















Wake 



72,853 



63,945 



87.8% 



8,908 



63,945 



13.9% 



70 



District 11 



Harnett 


10,542 


9,305 


88.3% 


1,237 


9,305 


13.3% 


64 


Johnston 


12,861 


11,275 


87.7% 


1,586 


11,275 


14.1% 


71 


Lee 


7,745 


7,083 


91.5% 


662 


7,083 


9.3% 


18 


District Totals 


31,148 


27,663 


88.8% 


3,485 


27,663 


12.6% 




District 12 
















Cumberland 


57,983 


51,267 


88.4% 


6,716 


51,267 


13.1% 


61 


Hoke 


5,219 


4,455 


85.4% 


764 


4,455 


17.1% 


88 


District Totals 


63,202 


55,722 


88.2% 


7,480 


55,722 


13.4% 




District 13 
















Bladen 


9,361 


8,362 


89.3% 


999 


8,362 


11.9% 


53 


Brunswick 


6,365 


5,726 


90.0% 


639 


5,726 


11.2% 


42 


Columbus 


12,121 


10,859 


84.7% 


1,262 


10,859 


11.6% 


47 


District Totals 


27,847 


24,947 


89.6% 


2,900 


24,947 


11.6% 




District 14 

















Durham 



34,245 



24,224 



70.7% 



10,021 



24,224 



41.4% 



100 



District 15A 
















Alamance 


18,874 


17,141 


90.8% 


1,733 


17,141 


10.1% 


28 


District 15B 
















Chatham 


5,642 


5,092 


90.3% 


550 


5,092 


10.8% 


38 


Orange 


13,259 


11,454 


86.4% 


1,805 


11,454 


15.8% 


84 


District Totals 


18,901 


16,546 


87.5% 


2,355 


16,546 


14.2% 




District 16 
















Robeson 


22,009 


19,518 


88.7% 


2,491 


19,518 


12.8% 


58 


Scotland 


8,495 


7,384 


86.9% 


1,111 


7,384 


15.0% 


81 


District Totals 


30,504 


26,902 


88.2% 


3,602 


26,902 


13.4% 





140 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District 17 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Caswell 


2,985 


2,498 


83.7% 


487 


2,498 


19.5% 


94 


Rockingham 


15,076 


13,113 


87.0% 


1,963 


13,113 


15.0% 


79 


Stokes 


4,217 


3,822 


90.6% 


395 


3,822 


10.3% 


30 


Surry 


10,014 


8,659 


86.5% 


1,355 


8,659 


15.6% 


83 


District Totals 


32,292 


28,092 


87.0% 


4,200 


28,092 


15.0% 




District 18 

















Guilford 



86,973 



70,398 



80.9% 



16,575 



70,398 



23.5% 



w 



District 19 



Cabarrus 


17,628 


15,857 


90.0% 


1,771 


15,857 


11.1% 


43 


Montgomery 


6,107 


5,436 


89.0% 


671 


5,436 


12.3% 


56 


Randolph 


13,249 


12,063 


91.0% 


1,186 


12,063 


9.8% 


25 


Rowan 


16,250 


14,810 


91.1% 


1,440 


14,810 


9.7% 


23 


District Totals 


53,234 


48,166 


90.5% 


5,068 


48,166 


10.5% 




District 20 
















Anson 


6,616 


5,827 


88.1% 


789 


5,827 


13.5% 


67 


Moore 


9,364 


8,457 


90.3% 


907 


8,457 


10.7% 


36 


Richmond 


9,038 


7,978 


88.3% 


1,060 


7,978 


13.3% 


63 


Stanly 


9,339 


7,997 


85.6% 


1,342 


7,997 


16.8% 


86 


Union 


10,338 


9,346 


90.4% 


992 


9,346 


10.6% 


33 


District Totals 


44,695 


39,605 


88.6% 


5,090 


39,605 


12.9% 




District 21 

















Forsyth 



52,856 



45,972 



87.0% 



6,884 



45,972 



15.0% 



7S 



District 22 



Alexander 


3,138 


2,864 


91.3% 


274 


2,864 


9.6% 


22 


Davidson 


19,673 


17,610 


88.1% 


2,063 


17,610 


11.7% 


49 


Davie 


4,498 


4,080 


90.7% 


418 


4,080 


10.2% 


29 


Iredell 


13,590 


12,415 


91.4% 


1,175 


12,415 


9.5% 


21 


District Totals 


40,899 


36,969 


90.4% 


3,930 


36,969 


10.6% 




District 23 
















Alleghany 


1,109 


974 


87.8% 


135 


974 


13.9% 


68 


Ashe 


3,030 


2,708 


89.4% 


322 


2,708 


11.9% 


51 


Wilkes 


9,930 


8,075 


81.3% 


1,855 


8,075 


23.0% 


97 


Yadkin 


3,955 


3,669 


92.8% 


286 


3,669 


7.8% 


7 


District Totals 


18,024 


15,426 


85.6% 


2,598 


15,426 


16.8% 




District 24 
















Avery 


2,520 


2,116 


84.0% 


404 


2,116 


19.1% 


92 


Madison 


2,108 


1,771 


84.0% 


337 


1,771 


19.0% 


91 


Mitchell 


1,751 


1,496 


85.4% 


255 


1,496 


17.0% 


87 


Watauga 


4,962 


4,189 


84.4% 


773 


4,189 


18.5% 


90 


Yancey 


1,679 


1,488 


88.6% 


191 


1,488 


12.8% 


59 


District Totals 


13,020 


11,060 


84.9% 


1,960 


11,060 


17.7% 




District 25 

















Burke 
Caldwell 
Catawba 
District Totals 



12,742 
10,946 
20,112 
43,800 



11,158 

9,648 

18,217 

39,023 



87.6% 
86.5% 
90.6% 
89.1% 



1,584 
1,298 
1,895 
4,777 



11,158 
9,648 
18,217 
39,023 



14.2% 
13.5% 
10.4% 
12.2% 



73 
65 
32 



141 



RATIOS OF DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DISPOSITIONS TO TOTAL CASELOAD, AND RATIOS 
OF CASES PENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 1977 TO CASES DISPOSED OF DURING 1977* 







Total 


% of Dis- 


Total Cases 


Total 


% of Pending 


County 




Total 


Dispo- 


positions 


Pending 


Dispo- 


Cases to 


Ranking 


District 26 


Caseload 


sitions 


to Caseload 


12/31/77 


sitions 


Dispositions 


on Ratios 


Mecklenburg 


88,083 


73,018 


82.9% 


15,065 


73,018 


20.6% 


96 


District 27 
















Cleveland 


15,931 


13,701 


86.0% 


2,230 


13,701 


16.3% 


85 


Gaston 


32,553 


28,755 


88.3% 


3,798 


28,755 


13.2% 


62 


Lincoln 


6,824 


6,047 


88.6% 


777 


6,047 


12.8% 


60 


District Totals 


55,308 


48,503 


87.7% 


6,805 


48,503 


14.0% 




District 28 
















Buncombe 


28,324 


26,113 


92.2% 


2,211 


26,113 


8.5% 


12 


District 29 
















Henderson 


10,488 


9,242 


88. 1% 


1,246 


9,242 


13.5% 


66 


McDowell 


6,378 


5,534 


86.8% 


844 


5,534 


15.3% 


82 


Polk 


3,176 


2,845 


89.6% 


331 


2,845 


11.6% 


4* 


Rutherford 


7,458 


6,814 


91.4% 


644 


6,814 


9.5% 


20 


Transylvania 


3,648 


3,202 


87.8% 


446 


3,202 


13.9% 


69 


District Totals 


31,148 


27,637 


88.7% 


3,511 


27,637 


12.7% 




District 30 
















Cherokee 


2,916 


2,665 


91.4% 


251 


2,665 


9.4% 


L9 


Clay 


807 


744 


92.2% 


63 


744 


8.5% 


11 


Graham 


809 


656 


81.1% 


153 


656 


23.3% 


98 


Haywood 


8,969 


7,480 


83.4% 


1,489 


7,480 


20.0% 


95 


Jackson 


3,789 


3,294 


86.9% 


495 


3,294 


15.0% 


so 


Macon 


3,334 


3,054 


91.6% 


280 


3,054 


9.2% 


17 


Swain 


2,882 


2,649 


91.9% 


233 


2,649 


8.8% 


16 


District Totals 


23,506 


20,542 


87.4% 


2,964 


20,542 


14.4% 





STATE TOTALS 



1,195,648 



1,043,460 



87.3% 



152,188 



1,043,460 



14.6% 



142 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 
IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,245 821 

65.9% 
1,434 992 

69.2% 
1,943 1,257 

64.7% 
3,206 2,476 

77.2% 
1,360 1,139 

83.8% 
2,725 1,916 

70.3% 
1,319 920 

69.7% 
13,232 9,521 

72.0% 



254 
20.4% 

342 
23.8% 

438 
22.5% 

462 
14.4% 

156 
11.5% 

616 
22.6% 

290 
22.0% 
2,558 
19.3% 



61-90 
Days 



73 
5.9% 

42 
2.9% 
116 
6.0% 
109 
3.4% 

38 
2.8% 

75 
2.8% 

47 

3.6% 
500 
3.8% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



38 
3.1% 

45 
3.1% 

76 
3.9% 

95 
3.0% 

16 
1.2% 

82 
3.0% 

41 

3.1% 
393 
3.0% 



15 
1.2% 

9 
0.6% 

43 
2.2% 

53 
1.7% 

4 
0.3% 

19 
0.7% 

12 

0.9% 
155 
1.2% 



43 
3.5% 

3 

0.2% 

11 

0.6% 

6 
0.2% 

6 

0.4% 

17 

0.6% 

8 
0.6% 
94 
0.7% 



1 

0.1% 



2 
0.1% 

3 
0.1% 

1 
0.1% 



7 
0.1% 



2 
0.1% 



1 
0.1% 



1 

0.1% 

I 



District 2 

Beaufort 
% of Total 

Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



5,341 


4,532 
84.9% 


557 
10.4% 


64 
1.2% 


137 
2.6% 


38 

0.7% 


12 
0.2% 


437 


343 
78.5% 


57 
13.0% 


9 

2.1% 


22 
5.0% 


6 

1.4% 




3,674 


2,663 

72.5% 


679 

18.5% 


123 

3.3% 


98 

2.7% 


110 

3.0% 


1 


554 


456 

82.3% 


57 
10.3% 


5 
0.9% 


31 

5.6% 


5 
0.9% 




1,174 


934 
79.6% 


169 
14.4% 


35 
3.0% 


P 

1.4% 


19 
1.6% 




1,180 


8,928 

79.9% 


1,519 
13.6% 


236 

2.1% 


305 

2.7% 


178 

1.6% 


13 

0.1% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



5,894 


4,381 
74.3% 


1,065 
18.1% 


194 
3.3% 


173 
2.9% 


37 
0.6% 


37 
0.6% 


6 
0.1% 


1 


8,885 


7,285 
82.0% 


1,022 

11.5% 


216 

2.4% 


167 
1.9% 


184 

2.1% 


8 
0.1% 


3 




879 


673 
76.6% 


149 

17.0% 


28 
3.2% 


20 
2.3% 


5 
0.6% 


3 
0.3% 




1 
0.1% 


12,459 


8,607 
69.1% 


2,548 
20.5% 


614 

4.9% 


588 
4.7% 


82 
0.7% 


17 
0.1% 


3 




28,117 


20,946 

74.5% 


4,784 
17.0% 


1,052 

3.7% 


948 

3.4% 


308 

1.1% 


65 

0.2% 


12 


2 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 

Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



5,799 


3,868 
66.7% 


1,064 

18.3% 


297 
5.1% 


241 

4.2% 


183 
3.2% 


81 

1.4% 


63 

1.1% 


1,274 


911 

71.5% 


202 

15.9% 


58 
4.6% 


99 

7.8% 


3 
0.2% 


1 
0.1% 




12,531 


8,490 

67.8% 


2,649 
21.1% 


585 
4.7% 


332 
2.6% 


463 

3.7% 


12 

0.1% 




7,264 


4,806 
66.2% 


1,544 

21.3% 


333 
4.6% 


281 
3.9% 


232 
3.2% 


64 
0.9% 


4 
0.1% 


26,868 


18,075 

67.3% 


5,459 

20.3% 


1,273 

4.7% 


953 

3.5% 


881 

3.3% 


158 

0.6% 


67 

0.2% 



143 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 
IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



12,139 


10,003 
82.4% 


1,527 
12.6% 


299 
2.5% 


257 
2.1% 


42 
0.3% 


10 

0.1% 




4,301 


2,933 

68.2% 


766 

17.8% 


252 
5.9% 


285 
6.6% 


51 

1.2% 


11 

0.3% 


3 
0.1% 


16,440 


12,936 

78.7% 


2,293 

13.9% 


551 

3.4% 


542 

3.3% 


93 
0.6% 


21 

0.1% 


3 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



3,300 


2,703 
81.9% 


367 
11.1% 


150 

4.5% 


63 

1.9% 


15 
0.5% 


2 
0.1% 


6,323 


4,534 
71.7% 


1,294 

20.5% 


263 

4.2% 


209 

3.3% 


23 
0.4% 




4,417 


3,440 
77.9% 


545 
12.3% 


189 

4.3% 


90 

2.0% 


66 

1.5% 


63 

1.4% 


5,061 


3,750 

74.1% 


931 

18.4% 


183 
3.6% 


185 

3.7% 


12 
0.2% 




19,101 


14,427 

75.5% 


3,137 
16.4% 


785 

4.1% 


547 
2.9% 


116 

0.6% 


65 

0.3% 



0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 



0.1% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



5,508 


3,589 
65.2% 


1,270 
23.1% 


280 

5.1% 


318 

5.8% 


46 

0.8% 


4 

0.1% 


6,960 


4,159 

59.8% 


1,630 

23.4% 


453 

6.5% 


635 
9.1% 


81 

1.2% 


2 


6,577 


4,307 
65.5% 


1,212 
18.4% 


423 
6.4% 


574 
8.7% 


hi 
0.9% 




9,045 


12,055 

63.3% 


4,112 

21.6% 


1,156 

6.1% 


1,527 
8.0% 


188 

1.0% 


6 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,736 


1,286 
74.1% 


227 
13.1% 


81 

4.7% 


90 

5.2% 


46 

2.6% 


6 
0.3% 


7,242 


4,929 

68.1% 


1,106 
15.3% 


425 
5.9% 


579 
8.0% 


185 
2.6% 


16 

0.2% 


11,663 


8,629 

74.0% 


1,525 
13.1% 


434 
3.7% 


754 
6.5% 


286 

2.5% 


34 

0.3% 


20,641 


14,844 

71.9% 


2,858 
13.8% 


940 

4.6% 


1,423 

6.9% 


517 
2.5% 


56 

0.3% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



3,493 


2,453 
70.2% 


603 

17.3% 


152 

4.4% 


111 

3.2% 


114 

3.3% 


51 

1.5% 


9 

0.3% 






3,888 


2,820 
72.5% 


634 

16.3% 


123 
3.2% 


268 

6.9% 


30 
0.8% 


8 
0.2% 




3 
0.1% 


2 

0.1% 


3,267 


2,327 
71.2% 


586 
17.9% 


118 
3.6% 


143 
4.4% 


50 
1.5% 


19 
0.6% 


24 
0.7% 






3,188 


2,288 
71.8% 


592 

18.6% 


122 
3.8% 


137 
4.3% 


37 
1.2% 


9 
0.3% 


3 
0.1% 






1,638 


1,288 
78.6% 


262 
16.0% 


46 

2.8% 


32 

2.0% 


5 
0.3% 


4 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 






15,474 


11,176 

72.2% 


2,677 
17.3% 


561 

3.6% 


691 

4.5% 


236 

1.5% 


91 

0.6% 


37 
0.2% 


3 


2 



144 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 
IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



41,785 22,018 12,722 
52.7% 30.4% 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



3,404 2,979 

8.1% 7.1% 



635 

1.5% 



26 
0.1% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



6,068 


4,249 
70.0% 


1,102 
18.2% 


237 
3.9% 


319 

5.3% 


152 

2.5% 


9 
0.1% 








8,129 


5,475 
67.4% 


1,467 
18.0% 


447 
5.5% 


676 

8.3% 


46 
0.6% 


2 


5 
0.1% 


5 
0.1% 


6 
0.1% 


3,335 


2,036 
61.0% 


845 
25.3% 


207 
6.2% 


195 
5.8% 


37 
1.1% 


11 

0.3% 


4 
0.1% 






17,532 


11,760 

67.1% 


3,414 

19.5% 


891 

5.1% 


1,190 

6.8% 


235 

1.3% 


22 
0.1% 


9 

0.1% 


5 


6 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



32,721 


19,582 
59.8% 


7,507 
22.9% 


2,094 

6.4% 


3,036 

9.3% 


497 
1.5% 


5 


3,255 


2,424 
74.5% 


525 
16.1% 


120 
3.7% 


145 
4.5% 


39 

1.2% 


2 
0.1% 


35,976 


22,006 

61.2% 


8,032 

22.3% 


2,214 

6.2% 


3,181 

8.8% 


536 

1.5% 


7 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



5,499 


3,554 


1,130 


223 


205 


181 


161 


30 


13 




64.6% 


20.5% 


4.1% 


3.7% 


3.3% 


2.9% 


0.5% 


0.2% 


3,701 


2,329 


764 


221 


283 


34 


70 








62.9% 


20.6% 


6.0% 


7.6% 


0.9% 


1.9% 






6,741 


4,264 


1,461 


437 


339 


179 


61 








63.3% 


21.7% 


6.5% 


5.0% 


2.7% 


0.9% 






15,941 


10,147 


2,355 


881 


827 


394 


292 


30 


13 




63.7% 


21.0% 


5.5% 


5.2% 


2.5% 


1.8% 


0.2% 


0.1% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



16,180 12,449 2,667 

76.9% 16.5% 



453 

2.8% 



413 

2.6% 



176 

1.1% 



16 

0.1% 



District 15A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



12,113 7,943 2,953 

65.6% 24.4% 



561 

4.6% 



572 
4.7% 



68 
0.6% 



14 

0.1% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



3,962 


2,792 
70.5% 


793 

20.0% 


175 
4.4% 


173 
4.4% 


21 
0.5% 


8 

0.2% 




8,852 


6,515 

73.6% 


1,347 
15.2% 


399 

4.5% 


369 

4.2% 


203 

2.3% 


12 

0.1% 


7 
0.1% 


12,814 


9,307 

72.6% 


2,140 

16.7% 


574 
4.5% 


542 

4.2% 


224 

1.7% 


20 

0.2% 


7 
0.1% 



145 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 
IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



11,624 8,505 1,709 

73.2% 14.7% 

5,306 4,422 490 

83.3% 9.2% 

16,930 12,927 2,199 

76.4% 13.0% 



61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs 


501 

4.3% 


870 

7.5% 


34 
0.3% 


5 


87 
1.6% 


212 

4.0% 


77 
1.5% 


18 
0.3% 


588 

3.5% 


1,082 

6.4% 


HI 

0.7% 


23 

0.1% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,699 


950 

55.9% 


489 

28.8% 


110 

6.5% 


118 
6.9% 


30 

1.8% 


2 
0.1% 






8,319 


5,095 
61.2% 


1,912 

23.0% 


447 
5.4% 


618 

7.4% 


220 

2.6% 


25 
0.3% 


2 




2,858 


1,904 
66.6% 


530 

18.5% 


147 
5.1% 


248 

8.7% 


25 
0.9% 


4 
0.1% 






5,801 


3,954 

68.2% 


1,035 

17.8% 


297 
5.1% 


417 
7.2% 


85 
1.5% 


11 
0.2% 


1 


1 


8,677 


11,903 

63.7% 


3,966 

21.2% 


1,001 

5.4% 


1,401 

7.5% 


360 

1.9% 


42 

0.2% 


3 


1 



District 18 

Guilford 
% of Total 



46,595 21,502 12,628 3,123 3,022 
46.1% 27.0% 6.7% 6.5% 



825 2,115 1,582 1,294 

1.8% 4.5% 3.4% 2.8% 



247 
0.5% 



257 
0.6% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



12,038 


7,838 
65.1% 


2,950 

24.5% 


520 
4.3% 


443 
3.7% 


253 
2.1% 


30 

0.2% 


4 








3,466 


2,755 
79.5% 


459 
13.2% 


113 

3.3% 


82 
2.4% 


51 
1.5% 


6 

0.2% 










9,455 


6,118 

64.7% 


2,126 

22.5% 


437 
4.6% 


432 

4.6% 


214 
2.3% 


109 

1.2% 


7 
0.1% 


3 


3 


6 
0.1% 


10,071 


6,428 
63.8% 


2,426 
24.1% 


550 

5.5% 


526 
5.2% 


116 

1.2% 


17 
0.2% 


3 


2 


1 


2 


35,030 


23,139 

66.1% 


7,961 

22.7% 


1,620 

4.6% 


1,483 

4.2% 


634 

1.8% 


162 

0.5% 


14 


5 


4 


8 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



4,058 


2,923 
72.0% 


663 
16.3% 


201 
5.0% 


202 
5.0% 


53 

1.3% 


10 

0.4% 










5,353 


3,864 
72.2% 


857 
16.0% 


258 
4.8% 


278 
5.2% 


79 
1.5% 


15 

0.3% 


2 








5,632 


3,873 
68.8% 


1,024 

18.2% 


262 
4.7% 


436 

7.7% 


33 

0.6% 


3 
0.1% 


1 








5,984 


4,386 

73.3% 


968 

16.2% 


210 

3.5% 


203 

3.4% 


72 
1.2% 


32 
0.5% 


31 

0.5% 


IN 

0.3% 


11 

0.2% 


53 

0.9% 


6,175 


4,963 

80.4% 


693 
11.2% 


163 

2.6% 


308 
5.0% 


31 

0.5% 


6 

0.1% 


7 
0.1% 


4 
0.1% 






27,202 


20,009 

73.6% 


4,205 

15.5% 


1,094 

4.0% 


1,427 

5.2% 


268 

1.0% 


72 
0.3% 


41 

0.2% 


22 
0.1% 


11 


53 

0.2% 



146 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 
IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 61-90 

Disposed 30 Days Days Days 



34,296 28,233 5,096 682 

82.3% 14.9% 2.0% 



91-180 180 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To S Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



216 

0.6% 



46 
0.1% 



22 
0.1% 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,963 1,364 489 

69.5% 24.9% 

12,517 8,863 2,442 

70.8% 19.5% 

3,463 2,689 536 

77.6% 15.5% 

8,510 5,912 1,921 

69.5% 22.6% 

26,453 18,828 5,388 

71.2% 20.4% 



45 

2.3% 


41 

2.1% 


24 
1.2% 




597 
4.8% 


467 
3.7% 


137 
1.1% 


9 
0.1% 


123 
3.6% 


82 
2.4% 


31 

0.9% 


2 
0.1% 


365 
4.3% 


274 
3.2% 


35 
0.4% 


3 


1,130 

4.3% 


864 

3.3% 


227 
0.9% 


14 
0.1% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



647 


506 

78.2% 


96 

14.8% 


18 

2.8% 


21 
4.2% 












1,757 


1,128 
64.2% 


406 

23.1% 


117 
6.7% 


47 
2.7% 


11 
0.6% 


IS 
1.0% 


15 

0.9% 


11 

0.6% 


4 
0.2% 


5,504 


3,763 

68.4% 


1,000 

18.2% 


229 

4.2% 


248 
4.5% 


29 
0.5% 


112 

2.0% 


115 

2.1% 


8 
0.1% 




2,700 


2,037 

75.4% 


422 
15.6% 


107 
4.0% 


95 

3.5% 


27 
1.0% 


11 

0.4% 


1 






10,608 


7,434 

70.1% 


1,924 

18.1% 


471 

4.4% 


417 

3.9% 


67 

0.6% 


141 

1.3% 


131 

1.2% 


19 

0.2% 


4 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



751 


362 
48.2% 


220 
29.3% 


109 

14.5% 


44 

5.9% 


15 

2.0% 


1 
0.1% 




1,242 


681 
54.8% 


261 
21.0% 


70 
5.6% 


186 

15.0% 


41 

3.3% 


2 
0.2% 


1 
0.1% 


991 


705 
71.1% 


162 
16.3% 


57 
5.8% 


48 
4.8% 


17 
1.7% 


2 
0.2% 




3,491 


2,232 
63.9% 


789 
22.7% 


180 
5.2% 


189 

5.4% 


76 
2.2% 


22 
0.6% 


3 
0.1% 


1,092 


764 
70.0% 


239 

21.9% 


45 
4.1% 


34 
3.1% 


6 

0.5% 


4 
0.4% 




7,567 


4,744 

62.7% 


1,671 

22.1% 


461 

6.1% 


501 
6.6% 


155 

2.1% 


31 

0.4% 


4 

0.1% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



8,439 


6,034 

71.5% 


1,476 
17.5% 


430 
5.1% 


398 
4.7% 


59 
0.7% 


41 
0.5% 


1 


5,806 


4,284 
73.8% 


887 
15.3% 


289 
5.0% 


181 

3.1% 


79 
1.4% 


58 
1.0% 


27 
0.5% 


11,030 


7,628 
69.2% 


2,096 
19.0% 


571 
5.2% 


658 
6.0% 


77 
0.7% 






25,275 


17,946 

71.0% 


4,459 

17.6% 


1,290 

5.1% 


1,237 

4.9% 


215 

0.9% 


99 

0.4% 


28 
0.1% 



147 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 
IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 180 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To S Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



48,560 29,655 12,536 3,179 2,808 338 29 

61.1% 25.8% 6.5% 5.8% 0.7% 0.1% 



11 



District 27 

Cleveland 
% of Total 

Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



8,585 


5,240 
61.0% 


1,852 
21.6% 


448 

5.2% 


750 
8.7% 


283 
3.3% 


10 

0.1% 


2 


16,107 


9,709 
60.3% 


3,771 
23.4% 


962 

6.0% 


949 
5.9% 


629 

3.9% 


83 
0.5% 


4 


3,859 


2,618 

67.8% 


736 
19.1% 


226 
5.9% 


235 
6.1% 


36 

0.9% 


8 
0.2% 




28,551 


17,567 
61.5% 


6,359 

22.3% 


1,636 

5.7% 


1,934 

6.8% 


948 

3.3% 


101 

0.4% 


6 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



16,059 12,431 2,389 

77.4% 14.9% 



371 


240 


331 


286 


9 


2.3% 


1.5% 


2.1% 


1.8% 


0.1% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



6,102 


3,388 
55.5% 


1,376 
22.5% 


317 
5.2% 


769 
12.6% 


200 
3.3% 


20 
0.3% 


15 
0.2% 


14 
0.2% 


4,196 


2,794 
66.6% 


866 

20.6% 


202 
4.8% 


303 
7.2% 


27 
0.6% 


4 
0.1% 






2,007 


1,260 

62.8% 


372 
18.5% 


71 
3.5% 


207 
10.3% 


62 
3.1% 


24 
1.2% 


8 
0.4% 


3 

0.1% 


3,674 


2,415 
65.7% 


793 
21.6% 


172 
4.7% 


239 
6.5% 


39 
1.1% 


11 

0.3% 


5 
0.1% 




2,206 


1,300 

58.9% 


616 

27.9% 


136 

6.2% 


97 
4.4% 


54 
2.4% 


3 
0.1% 






18,185 


11,157 
61.4% 


4,023 

22.1% 


898 

4.9% 


1,615 

8.9% 


382 

2.1% 


62 

0.3% 


28 
0.2% 


17 

0.1% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



1,717 


1,245 


298 


88 


76 


9 


1 






72.5% 


17.4% 


5.1% 


4.4% 


0.5% 


0.1% 




560 


384 

68.6% 


115 

20.5% 


30 
5.4% 


13 

2.3% 


5 
0.9% 


6 
1.1% 


7 
1.3% 


360 


250 

69.4% 


75 
20.8% 


15 

4.2% 


7 
1.9% 


9 

2.5% 


4 
1.1% 




4,816 


3,454 

71.7% 


544 
11.3% 


437 
9.1% 


308 
6.4% 


70 
1.5% 


3 
0. 1% 




2,484 


2,025 
81.5% 


322 
13.0% 


75 
3.0% 


50 
2.0% 


10 
0.4% 


2 
0. 1% 




2,291 


1,800 

78.6% 


319 
13.9% 


71 
3.1% 


48 

2.1% 


17 
0.7% 


9 

0.4% 


26 1 

1.1% 


1,766 


1,302 

73.7% 


323 
18.3% 


55 
3.1% 


52 
2.9% 


22 
1.2% 


9 

0.5% 


3 
0.2% 


13,994 


10,460 

74.7% 


1,996 

14.3% 


771 
5.5% 


554 

4.0% 


142 

1.0% 


34 

0.2% 


36 1 

0.3% 


96,421 


466,473 

67.0% 


141,480 

20.3% 


34,347 
4.9% 


35,834 

5.1% 


9,989 

1.4% 


4,199 

0.6% 


2,085 1,393 

0.3% 0.2% 



286 



335 



148 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District I 



Total Less Than 
Disposed 30 Days 



30-60 
Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 
Days 



181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To S Yrs. Than S Yrs. 



Camden 
% of Total 


111 


89 

80.2% 


8 
7.2% 


9 

8.1% 


4 
3.6% 




1 

0.9% 








Chowan 
% of Total 


621 


457 
73.6% 


116 

18.7% 


14 

2.3% 


9 

1.4% 


13 

2.1% 


5 
0.8% 


1 
0.2% 


1 

0.2% 


5 
0.8% 


Currituck 
% of Total 


462 


317 
68.6% 


92 
19.9% 


16 

3.5% 


21 

4.5% 


10 

2.2% 


6 

1.3% 








Dare 
% of Total 


809 


549 

67.9% 


134 
16.6% 


36 

4.4% 


54 
6.7% 


is 
1.9% 


13 
1.6% 


3 

0.4% 


4 

0.5% 


1 
0.1% 


Gates 
% of Total 


278 


247 
88.8% 


15 

5.4% 


3 
1.1% 








7 
2.5% 


4 
1.4% 


2 
0.7% 


Pasquotank 
% of Total 


1,498 


1,124 

75.0% 


289 

19.3% 


38 
2.5% 


31 

2.1% 


12 

0.8% 


4 

0.3% 








Perquimans 
% of Total 


260 


172 
66.2% 


50 
19.2% 


12 

4.6% 


7 
2.7% 


2 
0.8% 


10 

3.8% 




2 2 
0.8% 0.8% 


3 

1.2% 


District Totals 
% of Total 


4,039 


2,955 

73.2% 


704 

17.4% 


128 

3.2% 


126 

3.1% 


52 
1.3% 


39 

1.0% 


11 

0.3% 


11 2 
0.3% 


11 

0.3% 


District 2 






















Beaufort 
% of Total 


2,792 


2,545 
91.2% 


144 

5.2% 


20 

0.7% 


32 
1.1% 


22 
0.8% 


14 
0.5% 


10 

0.4% 


4 1 

0.1% 




Hyde 
% of Total 


370 


304 

82.2% 


46 

12.4% 


4 
1.1% 


12 

3.2% 


4 
1.1% 










Martin 
% of Total 


1,986 


1,656 

83.4% 


179 
9.0% 


63 

3.2% 


47 
2.4% 


36 

1.8% 


4 

0.2% 




1 

0.1% 




Tyrrell 
% of Total 


144 


109 

75.7% 


19 

13.2% 


3 
2.1% 


13 
9.0% 












Washington 
% of Total 


688 


610 

88.7% 


58 
8.4% 


8 
1.2% 


5 
0.7% 


7 
1.0% 










District Totals 
% of Total 


5,980 


5,224 

87.4% 


446 

7.5% 


98 

1.6% 


109 

1.8% 


69 

1.2% 


18 

0.3% 


10 

0.2% 


4 2 

o.i% 




District 3 






















Carteret 
% of Total 


3,516 


2,477 
70.4% 


729 
20.7% 


148 
4.2% 


107 
3.0% 


31 
0.9% 


22 
0.6% 


2 
0.1% 






Craven 
% of Total 


3,664 


2,818 
76.9% 


512 
14.0% 


154 

4.2% 


125 

3.4% 


50 

1.4% 


4 
0.1% 


1 






Pamlico 
% of Total 


460 


318 

69. 1% 


72 
15.7% 


34 

7.4% 


20 

4.3% 


13 

2.8% 


3 

0.7% 








Pitt 
% of Total 


7,423 


5,292 
71.3% 


1,374 
18.5% 


359 

4.8% 


315 
4.2% 


58 
0.8% 


18 
0.2% 


4 
0.1% 


3 




District Totals 
% of Total 


15,063 


10,905 

72.4% 


2,687 
17.8% 


695 

4.6% 


567 
3.8% 


152 

1.0% 


47 
0.3% 


7 


3 




District 4 























Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,896 


1,361 

71.8% 


300 

15.8% 


113 

6.0% 


106 

5.6% 


16 

0.8% 






564 


306 

54.3% 


153 

27.1% 


62 
11.0% 


31 

5.5% 


9 
1.6% 


2 
0.4% 


1 
0.2% 


7,223 


4,203 

58.2% 


1,952 

27.0% 


639 

8.8% 


372 
5.2% 


55 
0.8% 


2 




2,697 


1,490 

55.2% 


708 

26.3% 


256 
9.5% 


194 

7.2% 


38 
1.4% 


10 

0.4% 


1 


12,380 


7,360 

59.5% 


3,113 

25.1% 


1,070 

8.6% 


703 

5.7% 


118 
1.0% 


14 
0.1% 


2 



149 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than S Yrs. 



New Hanover 
% of Total 


7,959 


5,903 

74.2% 


1,317 
16.5% 


413 

5.2% 


233 

2.9% 


80 
1.0% 


8 
0.1% 


5 
0.1% 




Pender 
% of Total 


1,158 


855 
73.8% 


166 
14.3% 


55 
4.7% 


59 
5.1% 


10 

0.9% 


13 
1.1% 






District Totals 
% of Total 


9,117 


6,758 

74.1% 


1,483 

16.3% 


468 

5.1% 


292 

3.2% 


90 

1.0% 


21 

0.2% 


5 
0.1% 




District 6 




















Bertie 
% of Total 


963 


806 

83.7% 


117 
12.1% 


27 
2.8% 


10 
1.0% 


3 

0.3% 








Halifax 
% of Total 


3,834 


2,767 
72.2% 


809 
21.1% 


148 

3.9% 


87 
2.3% 


22 
0.6% 


1 






Hertford 
% of Total 


1,443 


1,083 

75.1% 


215 
14.9% 


77 
5.3% 


43 
3.0% 


20 
1.4% 


3 

0.2% 


1 
0.1% 


1 
0.1% 


Northampton 
% of Total 


806 


607 
75.3% 


127 
15.8% 


40 
5.0% 


22 
2.7% 


7 
0.9% 


1 
0.1% 


2 
0.2% 




District Totals 
% of Total 


7,046 


5,263 

74.7% 


1,268 

18.0% 


292 

4.1% 


162 

2.3% 


52 
0.7% 


5 
0.1% 


3 


1 


District 7 




















Edgecombe 
% of Total 


4,329 


3,098 
71.6% 


786 
18.2% 


239 
5.5% 


176 
4.1% 


28 
0.6% 


2 






Nash 
% of Total 


4,591 


3,008 
65.5% 


855 
18.6% 


363 

7.9% 


321 
7.0% 


34 

0.7% 


10 
0.2% 






Wilson 
% of Total 


3,750 


2,587 
69.0% 


619 

16.5% 


227 
6.1% 


203 
5.4% 


91 

2.4% 


21 
0.6% 


2 
0.1% 




District Totals 
% of Total 


12,670 


8,693 

68.6% 


2,260 

17.8% 


829 

6.5% 


700 

5.5% 


153 

1.2% 


33 

0.3% 


2 




District 8 




















Greene 
% of Total 


815 


576 
70.7% 


100 

12.3% 


51 

6.3% 


57 

7.0% 


30 
3.7% 




1 
0.1% 




Lenoir 
% of Total 


5,063 


3,224 

63.7% 


950 

18.8% 


390 

7.7% 


384 

7.6% 


102 
2.0% 


13 

0.3% 






Wayne 
% of Total 


5,200 


3,385 
65.1% 


1,027 
19.8% 


352 
6.8% 


313 
6.0% 


88 
1.7% 


35 
0.7% 






District Totals 
% of Total 


11,078 


7,185 
64.9% 


2,077 
18.7% 


793 

7.2% 


754 
6.8% 


220 

2.0% 


48 

0.4% 


1 




District 9 





















Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 

Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,331 


1,027 

77.2% 


177 
13.3% 


50 

3.8% 


34 

2.6% 


22 

1.7% 


1.2% 


2 
0.2% 


1 
0.1% 


1 
0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


1,818 


1,412 

77.7% 


204 

11.2% 


48 
2.6% 


46 
2.5% 


43 

2.4% 


33 

1.8% 


14 

0.8% 


7 
0.4% 


6 
0.3% 


5 
0.3% 


1,503 


1,126 

74.9% 


218 
14.5% 


52 

3.5% 


68 

4.5% 


10 
0.7% 


17 
1.1% 


11 
0.7% 


1 
0.1% 






2,611 


2,048 
78.4% 


348 

13.3% 


76 
2.9% 


117 
4.5% 


18 
0.7% 


4 
0.2% 










1,112 


841 
75.6% 


129 
11.6% 


22 
2.0% 


29 
2.6% 


13 

1.2% 


53 

4.8% 


11 

1.0% 


2 
0.2% 


3 

0.3% 


9 

0.8% 


8,375 


6,454 

77.1% 


1,076 

12.8% 


248 
3.0% 


294 

3.5% 


106 

1.3% 


123 

1.5% 


38 

0.5% 


11 

0.1% 


10 

0.1% 


15 

0.2% 



150 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



22,160 13,232 4,826 1,981 1,654 

59.7% 21.8% 8.9% 7.5% 



419 

1.9% 



33 

0.1% 



11 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 

Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



3,237 2,100 664 

64.9% 20.5% 

3,146 1,945 561 

61.8% 17.8% 

3,748 2,661 687 

71.0% 18.3% 

10,131 6,706 1,912 

66.2% 18.9% 



187 
5.8% 


206 
6.4% 


53 

1.6% 


3 
0.1% 


7 
0.2% 


2 
0.1% 


1 


14 

0.4% 


168 

5.3% 


283 
9.0% 


167 
5.3% 


15 
0.5% 


4 
0.1% 






3 
0.1% 


204 

5.4% 


175 
4.7% 


21 
0.6% 












559 

5.5% 


664 

6.6% 


241 

2.4% 


18 

0.2% 


11 

0.1% 


2 


1 


17 

0.2% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



18,546 


12,009 
64.8% 


3,519 
19.0% 


1,211 

6.5% 


1,318 

7.1% 


355 
1.9% 


130 
0.7% 


3 


1,200 


738 
61.5% 


253 
21.1% 


114 

9.5% 


80 
6.7% 


12 
1.0% 


2 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 


19,746 


12,747 
64.6% 


3,772 
19.1% 


1,325 

6.7% 


1,398 

7.1% 


367 

1.9% 


132 

0.7% 


4 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



2,863 


1,944 
67.9% 


501 
17.5% 


132 

4.6% 


126 

4.4% 


22 
0.8% 


37 
1.3% 


74 
2.6% 


25 
0.9% 


2 
0.1% 


2,025 


1,260 


409 


149 


133 


32 


38 


2 


2 






62.2% 


20.2% 


7.4% 


6.6% 


1.6% 


1.9% 


0.1% 


0.1% 




4,118 


2,656 
64.5% 


786 
19.1% 


276 
6.7% 


280 
6.8% 


90 
2.2% 


15 
0.4% 


9 
0.2% 


6 
0.1% 




9,006 


5,860 

65.1% 


1,696 

18.8% 


557 
6.2% 


539 

6.0% 


144 

1.6% 


90 

1.0% 


85 
0.9% 


33 

0.4% 


2 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



8,044 6,162 1,077 366 323 105 7 2 

76.6% 13.4% 4.5% 4.0% 1.3% 0.1% 



District 15A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



5,028 3,370 1,073 291 213 73 8 

67.0% 21.3% 5.8% 4.2% 1.5% 0.2% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,130 


853 


196 


42 


36 


1 


1 


1 




75.5% 


17.3% 


3.7% 


3.2% 


0. 1% 


0.1% 


0.1% 


2,602 


1,877 


345 


103 


207 


60 


10 






72.1% 


13.3% 


4.0% 


8.0% 


2.3% 


0.4% 




3,732 


2,730 


541 


145 


243 


61 


11 


i 




73.2% 


14.5% 


3.9% 


6.5% 


1.6% 


0.3% 





151 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



7,894 5,127 
64.9% 

2,078 1,653 
79.5% 

9,972 6,780 
68.0% 



1,363 
17.3% 
257 
12.4% 

1,620 
16.2% 



61-90 
Days 

352 
4.5% 
66 
3.2% 
418 
4.2% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



Days 

1,016 

12.9% 

70 

3.4% 

1,086 

10.9% 



To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



29 
0.4% 

28 
1.3% 

57 
0.6% 



7 
0.1% 

3 
0.1% 
10 
0.1% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 

Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



799 


482 
60.3% 


165 

20.7% 


58 
7.3% 


64 
8.0% 


23 
2.9% 


7 
0.9% 




4,794 


2,666 

55.6% 


1,028 

21.4% 


406 

8.5% 


439 

9.2% 


206 
4.3% 


37 
0.8% 


12 
0.3% 


964 


562 

58.3% 


193 

20.0% 


87 
9.0% 


72 
7.5% 


2h 
2.7% 


23 
2.4% 


1 

0.1% 


2,858 


1,586 

55.5% 


660 

23.1% 


229 

8.0% 


295 
10.3% 


67 
2.3% 


20 
0.7% 


1 


9,415 


5,296 

56.3% 


2,046 

21.7% 


780 

8.3% 


870 

9.2% 


322 
3.4% 


87 
0.9% 


14 

0.1% 



District 18 

Guilford 
% of Total 



23,803 10,802 4,364 2,175 2,545 1,000 
45.8% 18.2% 9.1% 10.6% 4.2% 



425 

1.8% 



816 

3.4% 



755 
3.1% 



275 
1.1% 



646 

2.7% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 

Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



3,819 


2,698 
70.6% 


771 
20.2% 


163 

4.3% 


124 
3.2% 


57 
1.5% 


3 
0.1% 


3 
0.1% 








1,970 


1,436 

72.9% 


319 

16.2% 


62 

3.1% 


40 
2.0% 


40 
2.0% 


33 
1.7% 


12 
0.6% 


12 
0.6% 


15 

0.8% 


1 

0.1% 


2,608 


1,731 
66.4% 


520 

19.9% 


143 

5.5% 


127 
4.9% 


62 

2.4% 


24 
0.9% 


1 








4,739 


3,717 
78.4% 


678 
14.3% 


135 

2.8% 


107 

2.3% 


57 
1.2% 


24 
0.5% 


12 
0.3% 


2 


5 
0.1% 


2 


3,136 


9,582 

72.9% 


2,288 

17.4% 


503 

3.8% 


398 

3.0% 


216 
1.6% 


84 
0.6% 


28 
0.2% 


14 

0.1% 


20 

0.2% 


3 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



1,769 


1,052 

59.5% 


453 

25.6% 


119 

6.7% 


126 

7.1% 


11 

0.6% 


7 
0.4% 




1 

0.1% 






3,104 


1,827 
58.9% 


781 
25.2% 


288 
9.3% 


159 
5.1% 


27 
0.9% 


3 
0.1% 


14 

0.5% 


5 
0.2% 






2,346 


1,659 

70.7% 


426 

18.2% 


124 

5.3% 


86 

3.7% 


36 

1.5% 


5 
0.2% 


6 
0.3% 


4 

0.2% 






2,013 


1,435 

71.3% 


275 
13.7% 


81 
4.0% 


38 
1.9% 


24 
1.2% 


51 

2.5% 


22 
1.1% 


16 

0.8% 


17 

0.8% 


54 
2.7% 


3,171 


2,463 

77.7% 


445 
14.0% 


96 
3.0% 


86 

2.7% 


36 
1.1% 


31 
1.0% 


12 
0.4% 


2 
0.1% 






12,403 


8,436 

68.0% 


2,380 

19.2% 


708 

5.7% 


495 

4.0% 


134 

1.1% 


97 

0.8% 


54 

0.4% 


28 

0.2% 


17 
0.1% 


54 

0.4% 



152 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



Tolal Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



11,676 8,949 

76.6% 



2,062 

17.7% 



61-90 91-180 181 Davs 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



390 

3.3% 



237 
2.0% 



32 

0.3% 



District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



001 



5,093 



617 



3,905 



10,516 



695 

77.1% 


107 
11.9% 


36 

4.0% 


38 
4.2% 


24 

2.7% 


1 

0.1% 




3,528 
69.3% 


953 
18.7% 


258 
5.1% 


289 

5.7% 


43 
0.8% 


9 

0.2% 


13 

0.3% 


438 

71.0% 


109 

17.7% 


35 

5.7% 


27 
4.4% 


6 

1.0% 


2 
0.3% 




2,798 
71.7% 


760 
19.5% 


199 
5.1% 


118 
3.0% 


27 
0.7% 


3 
0.1% 




7,459 
70.9% 


1,929 

18.3% 


528 

5.0% 


472 
4.5% 


100 

1.0% 


15 

0.1% 


13 

0.1% 



District 2? 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



327 


275 
84.1% 


34 
10.4% 


6 
1.8% 


8 

2.4% 


1 

0.3% 


3 

0.9% 




031 


652 
68.6% 


141 

14.8% 


24 

2.5% 


86 

9.0% 


16 

1.7% 


29 
3.0% 


1 

0.1% 


2,571 


1,856 

72.2% 


384 
14.9% 


114 

4.4% 


98 
3.8% 


11 

0.4% 


54 
2.1% 


54 
2. 1% 


969 


763 
78.7% 


132 
13.6% 


38 
3.9% 


25 

2.6% 


11 

1.1% 






4,818 


3,546 

73.6% 


691 

14.3% 


182 

3.8% 


217 

4.5% 


39 

0.8% 


86 
1.8% 


55 
1.1% 



2 
0.2% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 

Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,365 


732 
53.6% 


362 

26.5% 


117 

8.6% 


98 
7.2% 


55 

4.0% 


1 
0.1% 










529 


234 

44.2% 


125 
23.6% 


55 
10.4% 


77 
14.6% 


25 
4.7% 


7 
1.3% 


3 
0.6% 


1 

0.2% 


1 
0.2% 


1 

0.2% 


SOS 


338 

66.9% 


121 

24.0% 


23 
4.6% 


15 

3.0% 


8 
1.6% 












698 


320 

45.8% 


232 
33.2% 


81 
11.6% 


29 

4.2% 


22 
3.2% 


13 
1.9% 




1 
0.1% 






396 


303 

76.5% 


76 
19.2% 


10 
2.5% 


7 
1.8% 














3,493 


1,927 

55.2% 


916 

26.2% 


286 

8.2% 


226 

6.5% 


110 

3.2% 


21 

0.6% 


3 

0.1% 


2 

0.1% 


1 


1 



District 25 

Burke 
% of Total 

Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



2,719 


1,811 
66.6% 


489 
18.0% 


168 

6.2% 


189 
7.0% 


39 

1.4% 


23 

0.8% 










3,842 


2,572 
66.9% 


657 
17.1% 


244 
6.4% 


187 
4.9% 


56 

1.5% 


52 
1.4% 


62 

1.6% 


6 

0.2% 


3 
0.1% 


3 
0.1% 


7,187 


5,121 

71.3% 


1,202 

16.7% 


404 

5.6% 


359 
5.0% 


94 
1.3% 


7 
0.1% 










3,748 


9,504 
69.1% 


2,348 

17.1% 


816 

5.9% 


735 
5.3% 


189 

1.4% 


82 
0.6% 


62 

0.5% 


6 


3 


3 



153 



TIME FROM FILING TO DISPOSITION OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES 

IN THE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 

JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 26 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Disposed 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



Mecklenburg 
% of Total 


24,458 


15,405 

63.0% 


5,708 
23.3% 


2,007 

8.2% 


992 

4.1% 


228 
0.9% 


67 
0.3% 


27 
0.1% 


15 

0.1% 


6 


District 27 






















Cleveland 
% of Total 


5,116 


2,677 
52.3% 


1,210 

23.7% 


550 
10.8% 


467 
9.1% 


172 
3.4% 


26 
0.5% 


9 

0.2% 


3 
0.1% 


2 


Gaston 
% of Total 


12,648 


8,488 
67.1% 


2,544 
20.1% 


750 
5.9% 


546 
4.3% 


193 

1.5% 


99 

0.8% 


9 
0.1% 






Lincoln 
% of Total 


2,188 


1,160 

53.0% 


635 
29.0% 


196 
9.0% 


156 
7.1% 


37 
1.7% 


3 
0.1% 


1 






District Totals 
% of Total 


19,952 


12,325 

61.8% 


4,389 

22.0% 


1,496 

7.5% 


1,169 

5.9% 


402 

2.0% 


128 
0.6% 


19 

0.1% 


3 


2 


District 28 






















Buncombe 
% of Total 


10,054 


7,777 
77.4% 


1,496 

14.9% 


319 

3.2% 


173 

1.7% 


167 

1.7% 


90 

0.9% 


24 

0.2% 


7 
0.1% 


1 


District 29 






















Henderson 
% of Total 


3,140 


2,151 

68.5% 


559 
17.8% 


180 

5.7% 


139 

4.4% 


30 

1.0% 


44 
1.4% 


17 
0.5% 


16 

0.5% 


3 

0.1% 


McDowell 
% of Total 


1,338 


815 
60.9% 


310 

23.2% 


90 

6.7% 


88 
6.6% 


32 
2.4% 


1 

0.1% 


2 
0.1% 






Polk 
% of Total 


838 


443 
52.9% 


214 

25.5% 


98 
11.7% 


56 
6.7% 


20 
2.4% 


3 
0.4% 


1 

0.1% 


2 

0.2% 


1 
0.1% 


Rutherford 
% of Total 


3,140 


2,526 

80.4% 


415 
13.2% 


85 
2.7% 


81 

2.6% 


19 
0.6% 


9 

0.3% 


2 
0.1% 


2 

0.1% 


1 


Transylvania 
% of Total 


996 


694 

69.7% 


150 
15.1% 


83 
8.3% 


61 
6.1% 


8 
0.8% 










District Totals 
% of Total 


9,452 


6,629 

70.1% 


1,648 

17.4% 


536 

5.7% 


425 
4.5% 


109 

1.2% 


57 
0.6% 


22 
0.2% 


20 

0.2% 


5 
0.1% 


District 30 























Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



STATE TOTALS 
% of Total 



19 

0.2% 



19 

0.1% 



948 


595 

62.8% 


204 
21.5% 


90 

9.5% 


50 

5.3% 


9 

0.9% 








184 


125 
67.9% 


35 
19.0% 


10 

5.4% 


10 

5.4% 


2 
1.1% 


1 
0.5% 


1 

0.5% 




296 


198 
66.9% 


67 
22.6% 


8 
2.7% 


10 

3.4% 


11 

3.7% 


2 
0.7% 






2,664 


1,768 
66.4% 


418 

15.7% 


157 
5.9% 


179 
6.7% 


103 
3.9% 


38 

1.4% 


1 




810 


589 
72.7% 


125 
15.4% 


51 
6.3% 


32 
4.0% 


3 

0.4% 


8 
1.0% 


2 

0.2% 




763 


487 
63.8% 


166 

21.8% 


56 
7.3% 


27 
3.5% 


4 

0.5% 


5 
0.7% 


IS 

2.4% 




883 


581 
65.8% 


142 
16.1% 


51 

5.8% 


60 
6.8% 


23 
2.6% 


11 

1.2% 


14 
1.6% 


1 
0.1% 


6,548 


4,343 

66.3% 


1,157 

17.7% 


423 

6.5% 


368 

5.6% 


155 

2.4% 


65 

1.0% 


36 

0.5% 


1 


17,039 230,364 
66.4% 


65,053 

18.7% 


21,412 

6.2% 


19,149 

5.5% 


5,682 

1.6% 


1,964 
0.6% 


1,368 920 

0.4% 0.3% 


351 776 

0.1% 0.2% 



154 



AGES OF MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 3 Years 
To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. 


4 Years 
To 5 Yrs. 


Great< 
Than 5 ' 


137 


41 

29.9% 


47 
34.3% 


8 

5.8% 


18 
13.1% 


15 
10.9% 


8 
5.8% 








116 


69 

59.5% 


24 

20.7% 


14 

12.1% 


7 
6.0% 










2 
1.7% 


174 


84 
48.3% 


17 
9.8% 


14 

8.0% 


49 

28.2% 


9 

5.2% 


1 

0.6% 








301 


99 

32.9% 


30 
10.0% 


32 
10.6% 


78 
25.9% 


51 
16.9% 


7 
2.3% 


3 
1.0% 


1 

0.3% 




163 


72 
44.2% 


17 
10.4% 


6 

3.7% 


26 
16.0% 


28 
17.2% 


11 

6.7% 


3 
1.8% 






278 


154 

55.4% 


69 

24.8% 


8 
2.9% 


33 

11.9% 


12 

4.3% 


2 
0.7% 








134 


83 
61.9% 


16 
11.9% 


6 

4.5% 


14 

10.4% 


8 
6.0% 


4 
3.0% 






3 
2.2% 


1,303 


602 

46.2% 


220 
16.9% 


88 
6.8% 


225 
17.3% 


123 

9.4% 


33 

2.5% 


6 
0.5% 


1 

0.1% 


5 
0.4% 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



376 


212 

56.4% 


44 
11.7% 


22 
5.9% 


66 

17.6% 


10 
2.7% 


10 

2.7% 


8 

2.1% 


27 


16 

59.3% 


6 

22.2% 


3 
11.1% 


1 

3.7% 




1 

3.7% 




260 


99 

38.1% 


59 

22.7% 


22 
8.5% 


50 
19.2% 


26 
10.0% 


4 

1.5% 




27 


11 

40.7% 


5 
18.5% 


5 
18.5% 


3 
11.1% 


3 
11.1% 






195 


133 

68.2% 


26 

13.3% 


9 

4.6% 


23 
11.8% 


4 

2.1% 






885 


471 

53.2% 


140 

15.8% 


61 

6.9% 


143 

16.2% 


43 

4.9% 


15 
1.7% 


8 
0.9% 



4 

1.1% 



0.5% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



829 



961 



58 



1,183 



3,031 



235 
28.3% 


117 
14.1% 


68 

8.2% 


186 

22.4% 


138 

16.6% 


75 
9.0% 


5 
0.6% 


3 

0.4% 


1 

0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


429 
44.6% 


151 

15.7% 


39 

4.1% 


149 

15.5% 


118 

12.3% 


42 

4.4% 


30 
3.1% 


3 
0.3% 






27 
46.6% 


17 
29.3% 


3 

5.2% 


5 
8.6% 


4 

6.9% 


1 

1.7% 


1 

1.7% 








639 

54.0% 


209 

17.7% 


128 
10.8% 


125 
10.6% 


76 
6.4% 


5 
0.4% 


1 

0.1% 








1,330 

43.9% 


494 

16.3% 


238 

7.9% 


465 

15.3% 


336 
11.1% 


123 

4.1% 


37 
1.2% 


6 

0.2% 


ii 


1 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



835 


289 
34.6% 


120 

14.4% 


94 
11.3% 


149 

17.8% 


133 

15.9% 


35 

4.2% 


11 
1.3% 


2 
0.2% 


1 

0.1% 


1 

0.1% 


206 


98 
47.6% 


29 
14.1% 


21 
10.2% 


42 
20.4% 


16 

7.8% 












1,829 


636 

34.8% 


352 
19.2% 


167 
9.1% 


315 

17.2% 


202 
11.0% 


156 
8.5% 


1 

0.1% 








985 


433 


187 


81 


142 


119 


9 


11 


3 








44.0% 


19.0% 


8.2% 


14.4% 


12.1% 


0.9% 


1.1% 


0.3% 






3,855 


1,456 

37.8% 


688 

17.8% 


363 

9.4% 


648 

16.8% 


470 

12.2% 


200 

5.2% 


23 
0.6% 


5 
0.1% 


1! 


1 



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District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs. 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 


4 Years Greate 
To 5 Yrs. Than 5 "V 


1,972 


627 
31.8% 


319 

16.2% 


140 

7.1% 


235 
11.9% 


319 

16.2% 


254 

12.9% 


24 
1.2% 


53 
2.7% 


1 

0.1% 


648 


323 

49.8% 


101 
15.6% 


56 
8.6% 


91 
14.0% 


38 
5.9% 


28 
4.3% 


7 
1.1% 


4 

0.6% 




2,620 


950 

36.3% 


420 
16.0% 


1% 

7.5% 


326 

12.4% 


357 
13.6% 


282 

10.8% 


31 

1.2% 


57 
2.2% 


1 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



250 



693 



526 



220 



1,689 



157 
62.8% 


50 

20.0% 


15 

6.0% 


15 

6.0% 


13 
5.2% 




491 

70.9% 


112 

16.2% 


45 
6.5% 


27 
3.9% 


16 
2.3% 


2 
0.3% 


239 
45.4% 


98 
18.6% 


45 
8.6% 


73 
13.9% 


65 
12.4% 


5 
1.0% 


37 
16.8% 


88 
40.0% 


38 
17.3% 


39 

17.7% 


16 
7.3% 


2 
0.9% 


924 

54.7% 


348 

20.6% 


143 

8.5% 


154 

9.1% 


110 

6.5% 


9 
0.5% 



1 

0.2% 



1 

0.1% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



611 


327 
53.5% 


137 
22.4% 


48 
7.9% 


61 
10.0% 


24 

3.9% 


9 
1.5% 


4 
0.7% 


1 

0.2% 




851 


398 

46.8% 


199 

23.4% 


110 

12.9% 


98 
11.5% 


38 

4.5% 


4 
0.5% 


3 

0.4% 


1 
0. 1% 




796 


381 

47.9% 


156 
19.6% 


71 
8.9% 


123 

15.5% 


54 
6.8% 


9 
1.1% 


1 
0.1% 




1 

0.1% 


2,258 


1,106 
49.0% 


492 

21.8% 


229 
10.1% 


282 

12.5% 


116 

5.1% 


22 

1.0% 


8 

0.4% 


2 
0.1% 


1 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



159 



954 



1,163 



2,276 



59 
37.1% 


37 
23.3% 


20 

12.6% 


24 
15.1% 


17 
10.7% 


2 

1.3% 




598 
62.7% 


143 

15.0% 


72 
7.5% 


101 
10.6% 


36 

3.8% 


4 
0.4% 




602 
51.8% 


224 
19.3% 


93 
8.0% 


161 

13.8% 


70 
6.0% 


12 
1.0% 


1 

0.1% 


1,259 

55.3% 


404 

17.8% 


185 

8.1% 


286 
12.6% 


123 

5.4% 


18 
0.8% 


1 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



^2\ 


164 
51.1% 


53 
16.5% 


17 
5.3% 


55 
17.1% 


21 
6.5% 


11 
3.4% 








388 


139 

35.8% 


61 

15.7% 


35 
9.0% 


120 

30.9% 


27 
7.0% 


3 

0.8% 


1 

0.3% 


1 

0.3% 


1 
0.3% 


276 


144 
52.2% 


51 

18.5% 


31 
11.2% 


33 

12.0% 


7 
2.5% 


10 
3.6% 








422 


187 
44.3% 


100 

23.7% 


33 
7.8% 


44 
10.4% 


54 
12.8% 


4 
0.9% 








223 


87 
39.0% 


45 
20.2% 


17 
7.6% 


35 
15.7% 


22 
9.9% 


12 

5.4% 


4 

1.8% 


1 

0.4% 




,630 


721 
44.2% 


310 
19.0% 


133 

8.2% 


287 
17.6% 


131 

8.0% 


40 

2.5% 


5 
0.3% 


2 
0.1% 


1 

0.1% 



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IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Davs 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



5,833 2,638 1,664 568 699 216 38 5 5 

45.2% 28.5% 9.7% 12.0% 3.7% 0.7% 0.1% 0.1% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



841 



1,023 



360 



2,224 



480 
57.1% 


115 

13.7% 


86 

10.2% 


107 

12.7% 


44 
5.8% 


3 
0.4% 


1 
0.1% 






504 

49.3% 


228 

22.3% 


134 
13.1% 


127 
12.4% 


23 
2.2% 


3 
0.3% 


2 
0.2% 




2 
0.2% 


181 

50.3% 


59 
16.4% 


44 
12.2% 


43 
11.9% 


13 

3.6% 


18 
5.0% 




2 
0.6% 




1,165 

52.4% 


402 

18.1% 


264 
11.9% 


277 
12.5% 


85 

3.8% 


24 

1.1% 


3 

0.1% 


2 

0.1% 


2 
0.1% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



4,445 



547 



4,992 



1,751 
39.4% 


1,052 

23.7% 


577 
13.0% 


794 
17.9% 


263 

5.9% 


8 

0.2% 




268 

49.0% 


128 

23.4% 


62 
11.3% 


45 
8.2% 


34 
6.2% 


9 
1.6% 


1 

0.2% 


2,019 

40.4% 


1,180 

23.6% 


639 

12.8% 


839 

16.8% 


297 

5.9% 


17 
0.3% 


1 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



620 



418 



776 



1,814 



303 

48.9% 


90 
14.5% 


47 
7.6% 


108 

17.4% 


33 

5.3% 


14 
2.3% 


13 

2.1% 


5 
0.8% 


6 

1.0% 


1 

0.2% 


213 

51.0% 


67 
16.0% 


67 
16.0% 


61 

14.6% 


8 
1.9% 


2 
0.5% 










271 
34.9% 


173 
22.3% 


87 
11.2% 


96 

12.4% 


91 

11.7% 


58 
7.5% 






• 




787 
43.4% 


330 

18.2% 


201 
11.1% 


265 
14.6% 


132 

7.3% 


74 
4.1% 


13 

0.7% 


5 
0.3% 


6 

0.3% 


1 

0.1% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



6,368 


1,323 


822 


475 


801 


594 


87 


398 


347 


273 


1,248 




20.8% 


12.9% 


7.5% 


12.6% 


9.3% 


1.4% 


6.3% 


5.4% 


4.3% 


19.6% 



District 15A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



1,213 


665 


270 


86 


93 


51 


36 


11 




54.8% 


22.3% 


7.1% 


7.7% 


4.2% 


3.0% 


0.9% 



1 

0.1% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



445 


206 

46.3% 


131 

29.4% 


46 
10.3% 


52 
11.7% 


6 

1.3% 


1 

0.2% 


3 

0.7% 




1,386 


579 
41.8% 


232 
16.7% 


121 

8.7% 


264 
19.0% 


171 
12.3% 


11 

0.8% 


6 

0.4% 


2 
0.1% 


1,831 


785 
42.9% 


363 

19.8% 


167 

9.1% 


316 

17.3% 


177 
9.7% 


12 

0.7% 


9 

0.5% 


2 
0.1% 



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District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



1,255 



502 



1,757 



594 
47.3% 

203 
40.4% 

797 



234 
18.6% 

70 
13.9% 
304 



61-90 
Days 

171 

13.6% 

35 

7.0% 
206 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To S Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



Days 

136 
10.8% 

85 
16.9% 
221 



108 
8.6% 
71 
14.1% 
179 



12 
1.0% 

37 

7.4% 
49 



1 

0.2% 
1 



45.4% 17.3% 11.7% 12.6% 10.2% 2.8% 0.1% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



356 



1,315 



252 



830 



2,753 



146 
41.0% 


79 
22.2% 


60 
16.9% 


51 
14.3% 


17 
4.8% 


2 
0.6% 


1 

0.3% 


498 

37.9% 


229 

17.4% 


124 

9.4% 


302 
23.0% 


137 
10.4% 


25 
1.9% 




118 

46.8% 


47 
18.7% 


19 

7.5% 


35 
13.9% 


32 
12.7% 


1 
0.4% 




358 
43.1% 


136 

16.4% 


94 
11.3% 


143 

17.2% 


83 
10.0% 


16 
1.9% 




,120 

40.7% 


491 

17.8% 


297 
10.8% 


531 

19.3% 


269 

9.8% 


44 

1.6% 


1 



District 18 

Guilford 
% of Total 



9,846 2,739 1,380 

27.8% 14.0% 



718 


1,173 


1,751 


661 


683 


495 


78 


168 


7.3% 


11.9% 


17.8% 


6.7% 


6.9% 


5.0% 


0.8% 


1.7% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,350 



371 



939 



989 



3,649 



636 

47.1% 


353 
26. 1% 


129 
9.6% 


155 
11.5% 


48 

3.6% 


28 
2.1% 


1 
0.1% 








243 
65.5% 


47 
12.7% 


28 
7.5% 


32 
8.6% 


19 

5.1% 


2 
0.5% 










492 

52.4% 


218 

23.2% 


98 
10.4% 


87 
9.3% 


26 

2.8% 


2 
0.2% 


4 

0.4% 


5 

0.5% 


2 
0.2% 


5 

0.5% 


511 

51.7% 


149 
15.1% 


76 
7.7% 


143 

14.5% 


60 
6.1% 


49 

5.0% 








1 
0.1% 


1,882 

51.6% 


767 
21.0% 


331 

9.1% 


417 

11.4% 


153 

4.2% 


81 

2.2% 


5 
0.1% 


5 
0.1% 


2 
0.1% 


6 

0.2% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



496 



649 



702 



830 



596 



3,273 



178 
35.9% 


72 
14.5% 


59 
11.9% 


102 
20.6% 


77 
15.5% 


8 

1.6% 










259 
39.9% 


153 

23.6% 


81 
12.5% 


87 
13.4% 


55 
8.5% 


9 

1.4% 


5 
0.8% 








232 
33.0% 


141 

20.1% 


131 

18.7% 


120 
17.1% 


35 
5.0% 


5 
0.7% 




27 
3.8% 


2 
0.3% 


9 
1.3% 


340 
41.0% 


118 

14.2% 


68 
8.2% 


140 
16.9% 


115 
13.9% 


38 
4.6% 


1 
0.1% 




1 
0.1% 


9 
1.1% 


262 

44.0% 


103 

17.3% 


59 
9.9% 


99 
16.6% 


41 
6.9% 


11 
1.8% 


9 

1.5% 


6 
1.0% 


5 
0.8% 


1 

0.2% 


1,271 

38.8% 


587 

17.9% 


398 

12.2% 


548 

16.7% 


323 

9.9% 


71 
2.2% 


15 

0.5% 


33 

1.0% 


8 

0.2% 


19 

0.6% 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



4,769 2,018 

42.3% 



423 253 

8.9% 5.3% 



575 774 726 

12.1% 16.2% 15.2% 



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District 22 

Alexander 

% of Total 
Davidson 

% of Total 
Davie 

% of Total 
Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Pending 

190 



1,367 



334 



831 



2,722 



Less Than 
30 Days 

132 
69.5% 

763 
55.8% 

161 
48.2% 

459 
55.2% 
1,515 
52.7% 



30-60 
Days 

31 
16.3% 

209 

15.3% 

29 

8.7% 

114 
13.7% 

383 
14.5% 



61-90 91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than S Yrs. 



10 
5.3% 

73 
5.3% 

33 
9.9% 

72 
8.7% 
188 
8.0% 



9 

4.7% 

145 
10.6% 

73 
21.9% 

108 
13.0% 

335 
12.9% 



8 

4.2% 

165 
12.1% 

37 
11.1% 

58 

7.0% 
268 
10.7% 



11 

0.8% 



20 
2.4% 

31 
1.0% 



1 
0.3% 



1 

0.1% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



70 



215 



1,054 



224 



1,563 



29 
41.4% 


3 

4.3% 


11 

15.7% 


12 
17.1% 


12 
17.1% 


3 

4.3% 






94 

43.7% 


36 
16.7% 


11 

5.1% 


46 
21.4% 


23 
10.7% 


4 

1.9% 




1 

0.5% 


359 
34.1% 


185 
17.6% 


118 

11.2% 


134 

12.7% 


145 

13.8% 


107 
10.2% 


4 
0.4% 


2 
0.2% 


112 

50.0% 


39 

17.4% 


24 

10.7% 


36 
16.1% 


11 

4.9% 


2 
0.9% 






594 

38.0% 


263 

16.8% 


164 

10.5% 


228 
14.6% 


191 

12.2% 


116 

7.4% 


4 

0.3% 


3 

0.2% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



178 


34 
19.1% 


13 

7.3% 


15 

8.4% 


50 

28.1% 


41 

23.0% 


24 

13.5% 


1 

0.6% 








196 


63 

32.1% 


22 
11.2% 


37 
18.9% 


50 
25.5% 


17 
8.7% 


5 
2.6% 


2 
1.0% 








174 


80 
46.0% 


16 
9.2% 


6 

3.4% 


27 
15.5% 


37 
21.3% 


8 
4.6% 










573 


196 

34.2% 


86 
15.0% 


58 
10.1% 


131 

22.9% 


38 
6.6% 


39 
6.8% 


14 

2.4% 


4 

0.7% 


3 

0.5% 


4 

0.7% 


129 


54 
41.9% 


28 
21.7% 


11 
8.5% 


19 

14.7% 


17 
13.2% 












1,250 


427 
34.2% 


165 

13.2% 


127 
10.2% 


277 
22.2% 


150 

12.0% 


76 

6.1% 


17 

1.4% 


4 
0.3% 


3 

0.2% 


4 
0.3% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



1,100 


540 
49.1% 


214 

19.5% 


113 

10.3% 


135 
12.3% 


87 
7.9% 


8 

0.7% 


3 
0.3% 


713 


294 
41.2% 


106 

14.9% 


54 
7.6% 


117 
16.4% 


119 

16.7% 


23 

3.2% 




1,202 


687 
57.2% 


236 
19.6% 


112 
9.3% 


112 

9.3% 


38 
3.2% 


17 
1.4% 




3,015 


1,521 

50.4% 


556 

18.4% 


279 

9.3% 


364 

12.1% 


244 

8.1% 


48 

1.6% 


3 

0.1% 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



9,263 4,098 1,307 
44.2% 14.1% 



813 


1,053 


1,288 


432 


158 


44 


41 


29 


8.8% 


11.4% 


13.9% 


4.7% 


1.7% 


0.5% 


0.4% 


0.3% 



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District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



1,351 



2,355 



490 



540 
40.0% 

846 
35.9% 

209 
42.7% 

4,196 1,595 

38.0% 



231 
17.1% 
478 
20.3% 
124 
25.3% 
833 
19.9% 



61-90 
Days 

94 

7.0% 
232 
9.9% 

62 
12.7% 
388 
9.2% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



Days 

313 
23.2% 
470 
20.0% 

57 
11.6% 
840 
20.0% 



To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To S Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



145 

10.7% 

239 

10.1% 

29 

5.9% 
413 
9.8% 



21 
1.6% 

81 
3.4% 

8 
1.6% 
110 
2.6% 



4 
0.3% 

8 
0.3% 

1 

0.2% 

13 

0.3% 



3 

0.2% 

1 



4 

0.1% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



1,320 717 169 

54.3% 12.8% 



123 


223 


75 


11 


2 


9.3% 


16.9% 


5.7% 


0.8% 


0.2% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



839 



606 



291 



429 



327 



2,492 



369 

44.0% 


120 

14.3% 


119 

14.2% 


166 

19.8% 


SK 
6.9% 


5 

0.6% 




2 
0.2% 




243 
40.1% 


82 
13.5% 


65 
10.7% 


107 

17.7% 


91 

15.0% 


14 

2.3% 


4 
0.7% 






141 

48.5% 


64 
22.0% 


22 
7.6% 


49 

16.8% 


15 

5.2% 










223 
52.0% 


52 
12.1% 


40 
9.3% 


50 
11.7% 


17 
4.0% 


4 
0.9% 


40 
9.3% 


2 
0.5% 


1 
0.2% 


130 

39.8% 


46 
14.1% 


34 
10.4% 


50 
15.3% 


58 
17.7% 


9 

2.8% 








,106 

44.4% 


364 
14.6% 


280 

11.2% 


422 
16.9% 


239 

9.6% 


32 

1.3% 


44 

1.8% 


4 

0.2% 


1 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



STATE TOTALS 
% of Total: 



148 


75 
50.7% 


21 

14.2% 


9 

6.1% 


28 

18.9% 


11 

7.4% 


4 
2.7% 






38 


9 

23.7% 


2 
5.3% 


3 

7.9% 


7 
18.4% 


11 

28.9% 


6 

15.8% 






81 


23 
28.4% 


11 

13.6% 


6 

7.4% 


12 
14.8% 


18 

22.2% 


11 
13.6% 






694 


135 
19.5% 


116 

16.7% 


48 
6.9% 


231 
33.3% 


120 
17.3% 


40 
5.8% 


4 

0.6% 




357 


112 

31.4% 


65 
18.2% 


31 

8.7% 


81 

22.7% 


59 
16.5% 


9 

2.5% 






155 


48 
31.0% 


32 
20.6% 


15 
9.7% 


27 
17.4% 


24 
15.5% 


5 
3.2% 


3 

1.9% 


1 
0.6% 


162 


76 
46.9% 


29 
17.9% 


20 
12.3% 


28 
17.3% 


6 

3.7% 


3 
1.9% 






1,635 


478 

29.2% 


276 
16.9% 


132 

8.1% 


414 

25.3% 


249 

15.2% 


78 

4.8% 


7 
0.4% 


1 
0.1% 


97,325 


40,079 

41.2% 


16,815 

17.3% 


8,733 
9.0% 


13,727 
14.1% 


9,927 
10.2% 


3,596 

3.7% 


1,513 
1.6% 


1,031 414 1,490 

1.1% 0.4% 1.5% 



160 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 1 

Camden 

% of Total 
Chowan 

% of Total 
Currituck 

% of Total 
Dare 

% of Total 
Gates 

% of Total 
Pasquotank 

% of Total 
Perquimans 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs. 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 


4 Years 
To S Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 5 Yi 


8 


4 
50.0% 


1 

12.5% 


1 

12.5% 


1 

12.5% 


1 

12.5% 












64 


27 
42.2% 


9 
14.1% 


1 
1.6% 


7 
10.9% 




6 

9.4% 


6 
9.4% 






8 
12.5% 


82 


9 
11.0% 


3 

3.7% 


17 
20.7% 


35 
42.7% 


5 
6.1% 


12 
14.6% 


1 
1.2% 








142 


30 
21.1% 


20 
14.1% 


1 

0.7% 


19 

13.4% 


50 

35.2% 


19 

13.4% 


2 
1.4% 


1 

0.7% 






14 


7 
50.0% 


4 

28.6% 






1 

7.1% 




1 

7.1% 


1 

7.1% 






73 


33 

45.2% 


26 

35.6% 


6 
8.2% 


5 
6.8% 


3 
4.1% 












20 


7 
35.0% 


1 

5.0% 






4 

20.0% 


3 
15.0% 


1 

5.0% 


1 

5.0% 


1 

5.0% 


2 
10.0% 


403 


117 

29.0% 


64 

15.9% 


26 

6.5% 


67 
16.6% 


64 

15.9% 


40 

9.9% 


11 

2.7% 


3 

0.7% 


1 

0.2% 


10 

2.5% 



District 2 

Beaufort 

% of Total 
Hyde 

% of Total 
Martin 

% of Total 
Tyrrell 

% of Total 
Washington 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



163 


69 

42.3% 


14 

8.6% 


5 
3.1% 


10 
6.1% 


27 
16.6% 


23 

14.1% 


10 
6.1% 


5 
3.1% 




18 


10 

55.6% 


1 
5.6% 




4 

22.2% 


2 
11.1% 


1 

5.6% 








119 


30 

25.2% 


13 

10.9% 


19 
16.0% 


25 
21.0% 


23 

19.3% 


7 
5.9% 


1 
0.8% 




1 

0.8% 


8 




4 
50.0% 


1 

12.5% 


2 

25.0% 






1 

12.5% 






67 


34 
50.7% 


12 

17.9% 


10 
14.9% 


8 
11.9% 


3 
4.5% 










375 


143 

38.1% 


44 

11.7% 


35 
9.3% 


49 

13.1% 


55 
14.7% 


31 

8.3% 


12 

3.2% 


5 
1.3% 


1 

0.3% 



District 3 

Carteret 

% of Total 
Craven 

% of Total 
Pamlico 

% of Total 
Pitt 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



550 


106 
19.3% 


53 
9.6% 


53 
9.6% 


150 

27.3% 


119 

21.6% 


42 
7.6% 


17 
3.1% 


5 
0.9% 


5 
0.9% 


390 


147 
37.7% 


101 

25.9% 


22 
5.6% 


52 
13.3% 


33 

8.5% 


12 

3.1% 


16 

4.1% 


4 
1.0% 


3 

0.8% 


so 


21 
42.0% 


13 

26.0% 




2 
4.0% 


14 
28.0% 










981 


396 
40.4% 


308 

31.4% 


79 
8.1% 


110 

11.2% 


65 
6.6% 


18 

1.8% 


5 
0.5% 






1,971 


670 

34.0% 


475 
24.1% 


154 

7.8% 


314 

15.9% 


231 

11.7% 


72 
3.7% 


38 

1.9% 


9 
0.5% 


8 
0.4% 



District 4 

Duplin 

% of Total 
Jones 

% of Total 
Onslow 

% of Total 
Sampson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



518 


121 

23.4% 


94 

18.1% 


57 
11.0% 


117 

22.6% 


117 

22.6% 


12 

2.3% 


62 


30 

48.4% 


15 

24.2% 


3 

4.8% 


9 

14.5% 


4 

6.5% 


1 

1.6% 


681 


248 

36.4% 


184 
27.0% 


82 
12.0% 


120 

17.6% 


38 
5.6% 


9 

1.3% 


477 


140 

29.4% 


71 
14.9% 


45 
9.4% 


83 

17.4% 


87 
18.2% 


34 

7.1% 


,738 


539 
31.0% 


364 

20.9% 


187 
10.8% 


329 

18.9% 


246 

14.2% 


56 

3.2% 



10 4 1 2 

2.1% 0.8% 0.2% 0.4% 

10 4 1 2 

0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 



161 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 5 

New Hanover 
% of Total 

Pender 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



1,911 



L55 



2,066 



299 
15.6% 

53 
34.2% 

352 



352 

18.4% 

14 

9.0% 
366 



61-90 
Days 

201 

10.5% 

H 

7.1% 
212 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



Days 

381 
19.9% 

34 
21.9% 
415 



17.0% 17.7% 10.3% 20.1% 



353 
18.5% 

31 
20.0% 
384 
18.6% 



226 
11.8% 

7 
4.5% 
233 
11.3% 



54 
2.8% 

5 
3.2% 

59 
2.9% 



44 

2.3% 



44 

2.1% 



1 

0.1% 



District 6 

Bertie 

% of Total 
Halifax 

% of Total 
Hertford 

% of Total 
Northampton 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



74 


40 

54.1% 


7 
9.5% 


3 

4.1% 




24 

32.4% 








360 


174 
48.3% 


102 

28.3% 


19 

5.3% 


32 
8.9% 


29 
8.1% 


3 

0.8% 


1 
0.3% 




140 


47 
33.6% 


22 
15.7% 


28 
20.0% 


18 
12.9% 


15 
10.7% 


7 
5.0% 


1 

0.7% 


2 

1.4% 


46 


20 

43.5% 


6 

13.0% 


1 

2.2% 


8 
17.4% 


10 

21.7% 


1 

2.2% 






620 


281 

45.3% 


137 

22.1% 


51 

8.2% 


58 

9.4% 


78 
12.6% 


11 

1.8% 


2 
0.3% 


2 
0.3% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

% of Total 
Nash 

% of Total 
Wilson 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



496 



556 



433 



1,485 



274 
55.2% 


77 
15.5% 


36 

7.3% 


67 
13.5% 


29 

5.8% 


10 
2.0% 


3 

0.6% 






262 

47.1% 


120 
21.6% 


46 

8.3% 


69 

12.4% 


40 
7.2% 


10 

1.8% 


2 
0.4% 


6 
1.1% 


1 

0.2% 


156 
36.0% 


99 

22.9% 


38 
8.8% 


82 
18.9% 


30 

6.9% 


18 
4.2% 


5 
1.2% 




5 

1.2% 


692 
46.6% 


296 

19.9% 


120 

8.1% 


218 

14.7% 


99 

6.7% 


38 

2.6% 


10 

0.7% 


6 

0.4% 


6 

0.4% 



District 8 

Greene 

% of Total 
Lenoir 

% of Total 
Wayne 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



62 


29 

46.8% 


11 

17.7% 


3 

4.8% 


13 
21.0% 


5 
8.1% 


1 

1.6% 


464 


225 
48.5% 


104 

22.4% 


45 
9.7% 


63 
13.6% 


24 
5.2% 


3 
0.6% 


541 


253 

46.8% 


120 

22.2% 


38 
7.0% 


65 
12.0% 


58 
10.7% 


7 
1.3% 


1,067 


507 

47.5% 


235 

22.0% 


86 

8.1% 


141 

13.2% 


87 
8.2% 


11 

1.0% 



District 9 

Franklin 

% of Total 
Granville 

% of Total 
Person 

% of Total 
Vance 

% of Total 
Warren 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



98 



184 



124 



285 



103 



794 



51 
52.0% 


8 

8.2% 


7 

7.1% 


11 
11.2% 


12 

12.2% 


6 

6.1% 


2 
2.0% 


1 

1.0% 






72 
39.1% 


26 
14.1% 


7 
3.8% 


28 
15.2% 


26 
14.1% 


7 
3.8% 


2 
1.1% 


10 

5.4% 


2 
1.1% 


4 

2.2% 


51 
41.1% 


21 
16.9% 


11 
8.9% 


12 

9.7% 


18 
14.5% 


7 
5.6% 


3 
2.4% 




1 

0.8% 




101 

35.4% 


32 
11.2% 


24 
8.4% 


46 
16.1% 


61 
21.4% 


20 
7.0% 


1 
0.4% 








26 

25.2% 


15 

14.6% 


5 
4.9% 


24 

23.3% 


11 

10.7% 


18 
17.5% 


4 

3.9% 








301 

37.9% 


102 

12.8% 


54 

6.8% 


121 

15.2% 


128 
16.1% 


58 

7.3% 


12 

1.5% 


11 

1.4% 


3 

0.4% 


4 

0.5% 



162 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 10 

Wake 
% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



61-90 
Days 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 

Days To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 



3,075 1,159 711 417 437 

37.7% 23.1% 13.6% 14.2% 



249 

8.1% 



93 

3.0% 



5 
0.2% 



4 

o.i% 



District 11 

Harnett 

% of Total 
Johnston 

% of Total 
Lee 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



396 



563 



302 



1,261 



184 

46.5% 


42 
10.6% 


27 
6.8% 


100 

25.3% 


37 
9.3% 


6 

1.5% 




168 

29.8% 


150 

26.6% 


55 
9.8% 


87 
15.5% 


62 
11.0% 


31 

5.5% 


8 
1.4% 


144 

47.7% 


36 
11.9% 


22 
7.3% 


52 
17.2% 


47 
15.6% 


1 
0.3% 




496 

39.3% 


228 

18.1% 


104 

8.2% 


239 
19.0% 


146 
11.6% 


38 
3.0% 


8 
0.6% 



2 
0.4% 



2 
0.2% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
% of Total 

Hoke 
% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



2,271 


736 

32.4% 


530 

23.3% 


316 

13.9% 


450 
19.8% 


230 
10.1% 


9 

0.4% 


217 


80 
36.9% 


21 

9.7% 


31 

14.3% 


43 

19.8% 


33 

15.2% 


9 
4.1% 


2,488 


816 

32.8% 


551 

22.1% 


347 
13.9% 


493 

19.8% 


263 
10.6% 


18 

0.7% 



District 13 

Bladen 

% of Total 
Brunswick 

% of Total 
Columbus 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



379 



221 



486 



1,086 



139 

36.7% 


66 

17.4% 


26 

6.9% 


56 
14.8% 


53 
14.0% 


6 
1.6% 


7 
1.8% 


11 
2.9% 


10 
2.6% 


5 
1.3% 


119 

53.8% 


38 
17.2% 


36 

16.3% 


23 
10.4% 


4 

1.8% 


1 

0.5% 










148 

30.5% 


54 
11.1% 


20 

4.1% 


79 
16.3% 


117 

24.1% 


63 

13.0% 


2 
0.4% 


2 

0.4% 


1 

0.2% 




406 

37.4% 


158 

14.5% 


82 

7.6% 


158 

14.5% 


174 

16.0% 


70 

6.4% 


9 

0.8% 


13 

1.2% 


11 

1.0% 


5 
0.5% 



District 14 

Durham 
% of Total 



3,653 



731 


608 


290 


528 


650 


289 


46 


117 


68 


326 


20.0% 


16.6% 


7.9% 


14.5% 


17.8% 


7.9% 


1.3% 


3.2% 


1.9% 


8.9% 



District 15 A 

Alamance 
% of Total 



520 215 78 

41.3% 15.0% 



49 


51 


52 


34 


28 


11 


2 


9.4% 


9.8% 


10.0% 


6.5% 


5.4% 


2.1% 


0.4% 



District 15B 

Chatham 

% of Total 
Orange 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



105 



419 



524 



52 
49.5% 


17 
16.2% 


8.6% 


22 
21.0% 


2 
1.9% 


2 
1.9% 


1 
1.0% 


137 
32.7% 


87 
20.8% 


37 
8.8% 


43 
10.3% 


84 
20.0% 


29 

6.9% 


2 
0.5% 


189 

36.1% 


104 

19.8% 


46 

8.8% 


65 

12.4% 


86 
16.4% 


31 

5.9% 


3 
0.6% 



163 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 16 

Robeson 

% of Total 
Scotland 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



1,236 



609 



1,845 



540 
43.7% 

111 
18.2% 

651 



286 
23.1% 

62 
10.2% 
348 



61-90 
Days 

127 

10.3% 

39 

6.4% 
166 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 
To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To 5 Yrs. Than S Yrs. 



Days 

161 

13.0% 

124 
20.4% 

285 



96 

7.8% 
189 
31.0% 
285 



26 
2.1% 

81 
13.3% 
107 



3 

0.5% 

3 



35.3% 18.9% 9.0% 15.4% 15.4% 5.8% 0.2% 



District 17 

Caswell 

% of Total 
Rockingham 

% of Total 
Stokes 

% of Total 
Surry 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



131 



648 



143 



525 



1,447 



56 

42.7% 


31 

23.7% 


10 

7.6% 


22 
16.8% 


8 
6.1% 


3 
2.3% 




1 
0.8% 


225 
34.7% 


119 

18.4% 


96 

14.8% 


126 
19.4% 


64 
9.9% 


16 

2.5% 


2 

0.3% 




59 

41.3% 


36 

25.2% 


7 
4.9% 


19 
13.3% 


20 
14.0% 


2 
1.4% 






177 
33.7% 


102 
19.4% 


54 
10.3% 


115 
21.9% 


62 
11.8% 


12 

2.3% 


3 
0.6% 




517 
35.7% 


288 
19.9% 


167 

11.5% 


282 
19.5% 


154 

10.6% 


33 

2.3% 


5 
0.3% 


1 
0.1% 



District 18 

Guilford 
% of Total 



6,729 1,147 

17.0% 



841 

12.5% 



451 

6.7% 



865 1,324 1,556 

12.9% 19.7% 23.1% 



199 

3.0% 



120 

1.8% 



53 

0.8% 



173 

2.6% 



District 19 

Cabarrus 

% of Total 
Montgomery 

% of Total 
Randolph 

% of Total 
Rowan 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



421 



300 



247 



451 



1,419 



205 

48.7% 


119 

28.3% 


22 
5.2% 


40 

9.5% 


15 
3.6% 


19 
4.5% 


1 
0.2% 








79 
26.3% 


48 
16.0% 


20 

6.7% 


61 

20.3% 


48 
16.0% 


24 
8.0% 


8 
2.7% 


12 

4.0% 






99 

40.1% 


45 
18.2% 


3.6% 


17 
6.9% 


10 

4.0% 


17 
6.9% 


20 
8.1% 


13 

5.3% 


11 
4.5% 


6 
2.4% 


186 

41.2% 


105 

23.3% 


24 

5.3% 


55 

12.2% 


47 
10.4% 


21 

4.7% 


11 

2.4% 


1 

0.2% 


1 

0.2% 




569 


317 


75 


173 


120 


81 


40 


26 


12 


6 


40.1% 


22.3% 


5.3% 


12.2% 


8.5% 


5.7% 


2.8% 


1.8% 


0.8% 


0.4% 



District 20 

Anson 

% of Total 
Moore 

% of Total 
Richmond 

% of Total 
Stanly 

% of Total 
Union 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



293 



258 



358 



512 



396 



1,817 



122 

41.6% 


45 
15.4% 


36 

12.3% 


60 

20.5% 


19 

6.5% 


10 
3.4% 


1 
0.3% 






124 

48.1% 


47 
18.2% 


33 

12.8% 


21 

8.1% 


28 
10.9% 




5 
1.9% 






122 
34.1% 


66 

18.4% 


26 
7.3% 


75 
20.9% 


36 
10. 1% 


28 
7.8% 


4 
1.1% 


1 

0.3% 




142 

27.7% 


59 
11.5% 


36 

7.0% 


110 

21.5% 


128 

25.0% 


34 
6.6% 


1 

0.2% 




2 
0.4% 


197 

49.7% 


49 

12.4% 


25 
6.3% 


59 
14.9% 


34 
8.6% 


10 

2.5% 


19 
4.8% 


3 

0.8% 




707 
38.9% 


266 
14.6% 


156 

8.6% 


325 

17.9% 


245 
13.5% 


82 

4.5% 


30 

1.7% 


4 

0.2% 


2 
0.1% 



District 21 

Forsyth 
% of Total 



2,115 552 236 117 387 571 246 4 

26.1% 11.2% 5.5% 18.3% 27.0% 11.6% 0.2% 



164 



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IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 22 

Alexander 
% of Total 

Davidson 
% of Total 

Davie 
% of Total 

Iredell 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



ToCal 
Pending 


Less Than 
30 Days 


30-60 
Days 


61-90 
Days 


91-180 
Days 


181 Days 
To 1 Yr. 


1 Year 
To 2 Yrs. 


2 Years 
To 3 Yrs. 


3 Years 
To 4 Yrs. 


4 Years 
To 5 Yrs. 


Greater 
Than 5 Yi 


84 


60 

71.4% 


9 

10.7% 


4 
4.8% 


8 
9.5% 


1 

1.2% 


2 
2.4% 










696 


224 
32.2% 


82 
11.8% 


55 
7.9% 


115 
16.5% 


169 

24.3% 


42 
6.0% 




6 

0.9% 




3 
0.4% 


84 


42 
50.0% 


21 

25.0% 


3 
3.6% 


8 
9.5% 


8 
9.5% 




2 
2.4% 








344 


158 

45.9% 


75 
21.8% 


20 

5.8% 


28 
8.1% 


57 
16.6% 


5 

1.5% 




1 

0.3% 






1,208 


484 
40.1% 


187 
15.5% 


82 

6.8% 


159 

13.2% 


235 

19.5% 


49 

4.1% 


2 
0.2% 


7 
0.6% 




3 

0.2% 



District 23 

Alleghany 

% of Total 
Ashe 

% of Total 
Wilkes 

% of Total 
Yadkin 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



65 


16 

24.6% 


9 

13.8% 


5 
7.7% 


9 

13.8% 


11 

16.9% 


13 

20.0% 


1 

1.5% 


1 

1.5% 




107 


42 
39.3% 


11 

10.3% 


3 

2.8% 


16 

15.0% 


10 

9.3% 


12 

11.2% 


5 
4.7% 


7 
6.5% 


1 
0.9% 


801 


138 

17.2% 


66 

8.2% 


129 
16.1% 


150 

18.7% 


226 

28.2% 


91 
11.4% 


1 
0.1% 






62 


30 

48.4% 


21 
33.9% 


1 
1.6% 


5 
8.1% 


4 

6.5% 


1 
1.6% 








1,035 


226 

21.8% 


107 

10.3% 


138 

13.3% 


180 

17.4% 


251 

24.3% 


117 
11.3% 


7 
0.7% 


8 
0.8% 


1 

0.1% 



District 24 

Avery 

% of Total 
Madison 

% of Total 
Mitchell 

% of Total 
Watauga 

% of Total 
Yancey 

% of Total 

District Totals 
% of Total 



226 


64 

28.3% 


57 
25.2% 


25 
11.1% 


52 
23.0% 


15 

6.6% 


13 

5.8% 










141 


48 
34.0% 


8 
5.7% 


9 
6.4% 


21 
14.9% 


23 
16.3% 


15 
10.6% 


8 
5.7% 


6 

4.3% 


1 

0.7% 


2 
1.4% 


81 


37 
45.7% 


10 

12.3% 


5 
6.2% 


4 
4.9% 


9 
11.1% 


13 
16.0% 


3 

3.7% 








200 


34 
17.0% 


29 

14.5% 


13 

6.5% 


22 
11.0% 


39 

19.5% 


30 
15.0% 


18 
9.0% 


8 

4.0% 


3 

1.5% 


4 

2.0% 


62 


26 

41.9% 


12 
19.4% 




16 

25.8% 


7 
11.3% 


1 

1.6% 










710 


209 

29.4% 


116 

16.3% 


52 
7.3% 


115 

16.2% 


93 
13.1% 


72 
10.1% 


29 

4.1% 


14 

2.0% 


4 

0.6% 


6 

0.8% 



District 25 

Burke 

% of Total 
Caldwell 

% of Total 
Catawba 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



484 



585 



693 



1,762 



98 

20.2% 


79 
16.3% 


58 
12.0% 


109 

22.5% 


113 

23.3% 


18 
3.7% 


6 

1.2% 


3 
0.6% 


133 

22.7% 


112 

19.1% 


39 

6.7% 


112 
19.1% 


167 

28.5% 


16 

2.7% 


3 

0.5% 


3 
0.5% 


257 
37.1% 


165 

23.8% 


52 

7.5% 


112 

16.2% 


87 
12.6% 


20 

2.9% 






488 

27.8% 


356 

20.2% 


149 

8.5% 


333 

18.9% 


367 

20.8% 


54 

3.1% 


9 

0.5% 


6 

0.3% 



District 26 

Mecklenburg 
% of Total 



5,802 1,162 

20.0% 



648 

11.2% 



333 633 1,121 846 

5.7% 10.9% 19.3% 14.6% 



477 
8.2% 



266 

4.6% 



178 
3.1% 



138 

2.4% 



165 



AGES OF NON-MOTOR VEHICLE CRIMINAL CASES PENDING 
IN THE DISTRICT COURTS, DECEMBER 31, 1977 



District 27 

Cleveland 

% of Total 
Gaston 

% of Total 
Lincoln 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



Total Less Than 30-60 
Pending 30 Days Days 



879 



1,443 



287 



2,609 



219 
24.9% 

593 
41.1% 

110 
38.3% 
922 



95 

10.8% 
327 
22.7% 

51 
17.8% 
473 



61-90 
Days 

70 
8.0% 
108 
7.5% 

22 

7.7% 
200 



35.3% 18.1% 



Days 

232 
26.4% 
163 
11.3% 

53 
18.5% 
448 
7.7% 17.2% 



91-180 181 Days 1 Year 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years Greater 



To 1 Yr. To 2 Yrs. To 3 Yrs. To 4 Yrs. To S Yrs. Than 5 Yrs. 

4 3 

0.5% 0.3% 

33 7 2 

2.3% 0.5% 0.1% 



212 
24.1% 
133 

9.2% 

41 
14.3% 
386 
14.8% 



44 
5.0% 

77 
5.3% 

10 

3.5% 
131 
5.0% 



37 
1.4% 



10 

0.4% 



0.1% 



District 28 

Buncombe 
% of Total 



891 467 122 66 137 

52.4% 13.7% 7.4% 15.4% 



79 
8.9% 



19 

2.1% 



1 

0.1% 



District 29 

Henderson 

% of Total 
McDowell 

% of Total 
Polk 

% of Total 
Rutherford 

% of Total 
Transylvania 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 



407 


140 

34.4% 


66 
16.2% 


52 
12.8% 


80 

19.7% 


59 
14.5% 


7 
1.7% 


2 
0.5% 


1 
0.2% 




238 


56 

23.5% 


28 
11.8% 


23 
9.7% 


61 

25.6% 


58 
24.4% 


7 
2.9% 


4 

1.7% 


1 
0.4% 




40 


11 

27.5% 


11 

27.5% 


2 

5.0% 


5 
12.5% 


11 

27.5% 










215 


91 

42.3% 


30 
14.0% 


7 
3.3% 


20 
9.3% 


25 
11.6% 


25 
11.6% 


13 
6.0% 


3 

1.4% 


1 
0.5% 


IN 


47 
39.5% 


13 

10.9% 


14 

11.8% 


33 
27.7% 


10 

8.4% 


2 
1.7% 








1,019 


345 

33.9% 


148 

14.5% 


98 

9.6% 


199 

19.5% 


163 
16.0% 


41 

4.0% 


19 

1.9% 


5 
0.5% 


1 
0.1% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

% of Total 
Clay 

% of Total 
Graham 

% of Total 
Haywood 

% of Total 
Jackson 

% of Total 
Macon 

% of Total 
Swain 

% of Total 
District Totals 

% of Total 

STATE TOTALS 

% of Total 



103 


57 
55.3% 


13 
12.6% 


6 

5.8% 


17 
16.5% 


7 
6.8% 


3 

2.9% 






25 


9 
36.0% 


1 
4.0% 


3 

12.0% 


5 
20.0% 


7 
28.0% 








72 


12 

16.7% 


9 

12.5% 


7 
9.7% 


23 

31.9% 


17 
23.6% 


4 

5.6% 






795 


129 

16.2% 


94 
11.8% 


74 
9.3% 


217 
27.3% 


131 
16.5% 


131 

16.5% 


17 
2.1% 


2 

0.3% 


138 


28 
20.3% 


20 
14.5% 


4 
2.9% 


48 
34.8% 


30 
21.7% 


7 
5.1% 


1 

0.7% 




125 


28 
22.4% 


16 

12.8% 


23 
18.4% 


15 
12.0% 


21 

16.8% 


20 
16.0% 


2 
1.6% 




71 


19 

26.8% 


11 

15.5% 


17 
23.9% 


16 

22.5% 


5 
7.0% 


3 
4.2% 






1,329 


282 
21.2% 


164 

12.3% 


134 
10.1% 


341 

25.7% 


218 
16.4% 


168 

12.6% 


20 

1.5% 


2 
0.2% 


54,863 


16,342 

29.8% 


9,138 

16.7% 


4,644 

8.5% 


8,545 

15.6% 


8,604 

15.7% 


4,725 
8.6% 


1,135 

2.1% 


688 353 689 

1.3% 0.6% 1.3% 



166 



DISTRICT COURT ACTIVITY IN MOTOR VEHICLE AND SMALL CLAIM CASES* 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Motor Vehicle Cases 



Small Claim Cases 



District I 

Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 





Motor Vehicle 


Per Cent 






Per Cent 


Motor Vehicle 


Cases Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


Small Claims 


Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


Cases Filed 


By Waiver 


By Waiver 


Filed 


By Magistrate 


By Magistrate 


1,231 


803 


65.2% 


137 


126 


92.0% 


1,434 


864 


60.3% 


487 


460 


94.5% 


1,989 


1,154 


58.0% 


246 


242 


98.4% 


3,317 


2,083 


62.8% 


242 


222 


91.7% 


1,454 


1,022 


70.3% 


292 


153 


52.4% 


2,810 


1,735 


61.7% 


853 


840 


98.5% 


1,348 


959 


71.1% 


252 


167 


66.3% 


13,583 


8,620 


63.5% 


2,509 


2,210 


88.1% 



District 2 

Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 



5,398 


3,626 


67.2% 


1,512 


1,389 


91.9% 


441 


231 


52.4% 


96 


85 


88.5% 


3,536 


2,020 


57.1% 


984 


945 


96.0% 


560 


414 


73.9% 


114 


95 


83.3% 


1,282 


742 


57.9% 


701 


714 


101.9% 


1,217 


7,033 


62.7% 


3,407 


3,228 


94.7% 



District 3 

Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 



6,305 


3,050 


48.4% 


907 


346 


38.1% 


9,305 


5,359 


57.6% 


1,360 


1,241 


91.3% 


859 


425 


49.5% 


255 


248 


97.3% 


12,444 


7,359 


59.1% 


2,484 


2,335 


94.0% 


28,913 


16,193 


56.0% 


5,006 


4,170 


83.3% 



District 4 

Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 
District Totals 



5,795 


3,166 


54.6% 


1,477 


1,212 


82.1% 


1,398 


708 


50.6% 


202 


175 


86.6% 


13,121 


5,907 


45.0% 


2,047 


2,131 


104.1% 


7,419 


4,154 


56.0% 


2,488 


2,303 


92.6% 


27,733 


13,935 


50.2% 


6,214 


5,821 


93.7% 



District 5 

New Hanover 
Pender 

District Totals 



13,134 


6,648 


50.6% 


3,387 


3,198 


94.4% 


4,540 


2,418 


53.3% 


433 


384 


88.7% 


17,674 


9,066 


51.3% 


3,820 


3,582 


93.8% 



District 6 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 



3,321 


2,110 


63.5% 


747 


689 


92.2% 


6,557 


3,889 


59.3% 


1,518 


785 


51.7% 


4,508 


2,803 


62.2% 


459 


413 


90.0% 


5,169 


3,174 


61.4% 


710 


638 


89.9% 


19,555 


11,976 


61.2% 


3,434 


2,525 


73.5% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 
Nash 
Wilson 
District Totals 



5,676 


3,734 


65.8% 


2,893 


2,734 


94.5% 


7,213 


4,243 


58.8% 


2,327 


2,219 


95.4% 


6,812 


4,182 


61.4% 


2,311 


2,129 


92.1% 


9,701 


12,159 


61.7% 


7,531 


7,082 


94.0% 



167 



DISTRICT COURT ACTIVITY IN MOTOR VEHICLE AND SMALL CLAIM CASES* 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Motor Vehicle Cases 



Small Claim Cases 







Motor Vehicle 


Per Cent 






Per Cent 




Motor Vehicle 


Cases Disosed Of 


Disposed Of 


Small Claims 


Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


District 8 


Cases Filed 


By Waiver 


By Waiver 


Filed 


By Magistrate 


By Magistrate 


Greene 


1,737 


1,117 


64.3% 


267 


232 


86.9% 


Lenoir 


7,537 


4,328 


57.4% 


2,681 


2,426 


90.5% 


Wayne 


11,983 


7,632 


63.7% 


2,300 


2,290 


99.6% 


District Totals 


21,257 


13,077 


61.5% 


5,248 


4,948 


94.3% 


District 9 














Franklin 


3,333 


1,775 


53.3% 


604 


539 


89.2% 


Granville 


3,969 


2,346 


59.1% 


1,274 


1,217 


95.5% 


Person 


3,245 


1,728 


53.3% 


774 


1,271 


164.2% 


Vance 


3,369 


1,656 


49.2% 


1,618 


1,550 


95.8% 


Warren 


1,775 


906 


51.0% 


383 


292 


76.2% 


District Totals 


15,691 


8,411 


53.6% 


4,653 


4,869 


104.6% 


District 10 















Wake 



42,653 



24,865 



58.3% 



8,608 



6,381 



74.1% 



District 11 

Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 



6,351 


3,091 


48.7% 


1,493 


1,436 


96.2% 


8,343 


3,805 


45.6% 


1,723 


1,561 


90.6% 


3,396 


2,068 


60.9% 


1,177 


1,062 


90.2% 


18,090 


8,964 


49.6% 


4,393 


4,059 


92.4% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 



33,817 


17,354 


51.3% 


6,061 


4,576 


75.5% 


3,569 


2,005 


56.2% 


521 


479 


91.9% 


37,386 


19,359 


51.8% 


6,582 


5,055 


76.8% 



District 13 

Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 



5,311 


3,005 


56.6% 


709 


631 


89.0% 


3,810 


2,162 


56.7% 


719 


616 


85.7% 


6,672 


3,098 


46.4% 


1,516 


1,457 


96.1% 


5,793 


8,265 


52.3% 


2,944 


2,704 


91.8% 



District II 
Durham 



18,785 



9,822 



52.3% 



9,170 



9,275 



101.1% 



District 15A 
Alamance 



12,295 



6,858 



55.8% 



1,820 



1,342 



73.7% 



District 15B 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



4,088 


2,174 


53.2% 


1.039 


997 


96.0% 


9,933 


5,285 


53.2% 


1,190 


1,063 


89.3% 


14,021 


7,459 


53.2% 


2,229 


2,060 


92.4% 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 
District Totals 



11,830 


6,118 


51.7% 


2,830 


2,991 


105.7% 


5,336 


3,659 


68.6% 


965 


919 


95.2% 


17,166 


9,777 


57.0% 


3,795 


3,910 


103.0% 



168 



DISTRICT COURT ACTIVITY IN MOTOR VEHICLE AND SMALL CLAIM CASES* 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Motor Vehicle Cases 



Small Claim Cases 







Motor Vehicle 


Per Cent 






Per Cent 




Motor Vehicle 


Cases Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


Small Claims 


Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


District 17 


Cases Filed 


By Waiver 


By Waiver 


Filed 


By Magistrate 


By Magistrate 


Caswell 


1,819 


1,015 


55.8% 


545 


503 


92.3% 


Rockingham 


8,683 


5,249 


60.5% 


1,738 


1,662 


95.6% 


Stokes 


2,815 


1,673 


59.4% 


675 


685 


101.5% 


Surry 


6,103 


3,244 


53.2% 


2,055 


1,653 


80.4% 


District Totals 


19,420 


11,181 


57.6% 


5,013 


4,503 


89.8% 


District 18 














Guilford 


44,938 


25,712 


57.2% 


13,656 


12,998 


95.2% 


District 19 














Cabarrus 


12,459 


8,848 


71.0% 


1,335 


1,041 


78.0% 


Montgomery 


3,800 


2,314 


60.9% 


695 


495 


71.2% 


Randolph 


9,441 


6,448 


68.3% 


1,164 


1,121 


96.3% 


Rowan 


10,060 


6,946 


69.0% 


1,648 


1,621 


98.4% 


District Totals 


35,760 


24,556 


68.7% 


4,842 


4,278 


88.4% 


District 20 














Anson 


4,259 


2,480 


58.2% 


475 


442 


93.1% 


Moore 


5,635 


3,128 


55.5% 


1,125 


989 


87.9% 


Richmond 


5,802 


3,216 


55.4% 


2,327 


1,658 


71.3% 


Stanly 


6,220 


3,543 


57.0% 


1,041 


992 


95.3% 


Union 


6,371 


3,805 


59.7% 


1,215 


1,152 


94.8% 


District Totals 


28,287 


16,172 


57.2% 


6,183 


5,233 


84.6% 


District 21 















Forsyth 



36,501 



23,611 



64.7% 



6,609 



6,152 



93.1% 



District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 



1,970 


1,225 


62.2% 


378 


377 


99.7% 


12,928 


8,098 


62.6% 


1,603 


1,510 


94.2% 


3,605 


2,548 


70.7% 


347 


244 


70.3% 


8,835 


5,559 


62.9% 


2,200 


2,031 


92.3% 


27,338 


17,430 


63.8% 


4,528 


4,162 


91.9% 



District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 
District Totals 



682 


345 


50.6% 


102 


102 


100.0% 


1,787 


907 


50.8% 


224 


14() 


84.8% 


5,827 


3,261 


56.0% 


1,165 


702 


60.3% 


2,693 


1,760 


65.4% 


1,138 


1,005 


88.3% 


10,989 


6,273 


57.1% 


2,629 


1,999 


76.0% 



District 24 

Avery 
Madison 
Mitchell 
Watauga 
Yancey 
District Totals 



838 


78 


9.3% 


247 


208 


84.2% 


1,308 


712 


54.4% 


141 


129 


91.5% 


1,051 


524 


49.9% 


189 


168 


88.9% 


3,737 


2,223 


59.5% 


278 


237 


85.3% 


1,130 


609 


53.9% 


176 


151 


85.8% 


8,064 


4,146 


51.4% 


1,031 


893 


86.6% 



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DISTRICT COURT ACTIVITY IN MOTOR VEHICLE AND SMALL CLAIM CASES* 
JANUARY 1, 1977 - DECEMBER 31, 1977 



Motor Vehicle Cases 



Small Claim Cases 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 





Motor Vehicle 


Per Cent 






Per Cent 


Motor Vehicle 


Cases Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


Small Claims 


Disposed Of 


Disposed Of 


Cases Filed 


By Waiver 


By Waiver 


Filed 


By Magistrate 


By Magistrate 


8,934 


4,775 


53.4% 


1,266 


1,171 


92.5% 


5,963 


3,390 


56.9% 


1,066 


994 


93.2% 


11,220 


6,308 


56.2% 


1,660 


1,610 


97.0% 


26,117 


14,473 


55.4% 


3,992 


3,775 


94.6% 



District 26 
Mecklenburg 



52,594 



29,700 



56.5% 



17,466 



15,584 



89.2% 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



9,132 


5,344 


58.5% 


1,658 


1,540 


92.9% 


16,597 


9,468 


57.0% 


2,919 


2,862 


98.0% 


4,080 


1,989 


48.8% 


517 


508 


98.3% 


29,809 


16,801 


56.4% 


5,094 


4,910 


96.4% 



District 28 
Buncombe 



16,249 



10,094 



62.1% 



3,385 



3,336 



98.6% 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



6,313 


3,285 


52.0% 


556 


490 


88.1% 


4,476 


2,637 


58.9% 


440 


417 


94.8% 


2,133 


1,258 


59.0% 


164 


153 


93.3% 


3,715 


2,226 


59.9% 


845 


819 


96.9% 


2,302 


1,539 


66.9% 


516 


515 


99.8% 


18,939 


10,945 


57.8% 


2,521 


2,394 


95.0% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 



1,728 


1,002 


58.0% 


181 


157 


86.7% 


523 


338 


64.6% 


65 


52 


80.0% 


393 


214 


54.5% 


74 


61 


82.4% 


5,134 


2,380 


46.4% 


919 


842 


91.6% 


2,675 


1,438 


53.8% 


389 


320 


82.3% 


2,298 


1,262 


54.9% 


304 


278 


91.4% 


1,779 


1,154 


64.9% 


195 


189 


96.9% 


14,530 


7,788 


53.6% 


2,127 


1,899 


89.3% 



STATE TOTALS 



721,048 



414,721 



57.5% 



160,439 



145,337 



90.6% 



*For some counties the percent of cases disposed of "by waiver" or "by magistrate" may exceed one hundred percent because cases pending on 
January 1, 1977 are not included in the "filed" column. 



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THE NORTH CAROLINA COURT SYSTEM 

North Carolina's court system is a structure of three tiers known collectively as the General Court 
of Justice. The three levels correspond to a division of judicial labor within the unified court system to 
accommodate these essential functions: review of cases (Appellate Division); trial of major cases 
(Superior Court Division); and trial of the large volume of minor cases (District Court Division). 

Appellate Division 

Supreme Court. At the apex of the judicial structure is the seven-member Supreme Court, which 
sits in Raleigh to review procedural questions and interpretations of the law arising from the lower 
courts. The court's caseload consists of lower court actions involving the death penalty or life 
imprisonment, substantial constitutional questions, dissent at the Court of Appeals level, utilities rate- 
making decisions, or the exercise of the Supreme Court's own discretionary review. Supreme Court 
justices are elected by popular vote for eight-year terms. 

Court of Appeals. The 12-judge intermediate Court of Appeals sits in panels of three in Raleigh and 
hears the great volume of appeals originating in the State court system. Court of Appeals judges are 
elected for terms of eight years. 

Superior Court Division 

At least two sessions of superior court must be held annually in each county of the state; the 100 
counties comprise 31 judicial districts. As of December 31, 1977, there are 59 regular and eight 
special superior court judges. North Carolina carries the rotation of its trial judges to a greater degree 
than any other state. A regular superior court judge is required to rotate through the judicial districts 
within his geographic quarter of the state, holding court for at least six months in each district; he 
holds court in the district of his residence for only one half-year term every three years. Regular 
judges are elected for eight-year terms. Special judges are appointed by the governor for four-year 
terms and may be assigned to hold court in any county in the state. 

The superior court is a trial court of general jurisdiction and is the "proper" court for civil cases 
involving more than $5,000 in controversy. The criminal jurisdiction of the superior court extends to 
all felonies and some misdemeanors, including misdemeanor charges that are closely connected with 
felony charges as well as misdemeanor convictions at the district court level which are appealed for a 
new trial in superior court. 

District Court Division 

This level of the trial court in North Carolina has limited jurisdiction, extending to misdemeanors, 
and is the proper court for civil cases involving $5,000 or less. The major portion of all cases filed in 
the State's courts is disposed of in the district court division. 

District Court Judges. There are 124 district court judges as of December 31, 1977, elected to four- 
year terms. District court judges hold court in rotation among the counties in their district. The 31 
districts at this level of court correspond to the superior court judicial districts. 

For civil cases involving $5,000 or less, the district court is the proper division for trial, which can 
include a jury. In criminal matters, the district court's jurisdiction extends to all misdemeanors and to 
preliminary hearings on felony charges; trial of misdemeanors is without a jury. This court division 
also has jurisdiction of proceedings involving juveniles. 

Magistrates. There are more than 500 magistrates as of December 31, 1977. Magistrates are 
nominated in each county by the clerk of superior court, appointed by the senior resident superior 
court judge, and work under the supervision of the chief district court judge. Magistrates are officers 
of the district court, paid by the state, and in many cases work part-time. Their civil jurisdiction 
includes small claims involving $500 or less. In criminal matters, the magistrate tries worthless check 
cases involving $50 or less, accepts guilty pleas in cases involving no more than a $50 fine or a 30 day 
jail sentence, issues warrants, and conducts first appearance hearings. 



171 



Other Key Officials 

District Attorneys. The state is divided into prosecutorial districts that correspond with the judicial 
districts except in the case of the 27th Judicial District, which is divided into prosecutorial Districts 
27A (Gaston County) and 27B (Cleveland and Lincoln Counties). A district attorney is elected to a 
four-year term for each of the 32 districts. The responsibility of the district attorney and his assistants 
is to represent the state in criminal and certain juvenile matters. The district attorney is responsible 
for the calendaring of criminal cases. 

Public Defenders. As of December 31, 1977, there are five public defenders in North Carolina 
(serving Judicial Districts 12, 18, 26, 27, and 28) who provide legal representation for persons 
determined to be indigent. In unusual circumstances, such as the existence of a conflict of interests, 
an indigent in one of these districts may be represented by private counsel, appointed by the court 
and paid a fee for his legal services by the State; in the other 26 districts this assigned private counsel 
system is the only one employed. The public defender for the 28th district is appointed by the senior 
resident superior court judge from recommendations by the district bar; for the other districts, the 
appointment is by the governor from recommendations of the district bar. Their terms are four years. 
Each public defender is by statute provided one full-time assistant; additional full-time or part-time 
assistants may be authorized by the Administrative Office of the Courts. 

A person is determined to be indigent if he is found "financially unable to secure legal 
representation." He is entitled to State-paid legal representation in: any proceeding which may result 
in (or which seeks relief from) confinement, a fine of $500 or more, or extradition to another state; a 
proceeding alleging mental illness or incapacity which may result in hospitalization, sterilization, or 
the loss of certain property rights; and juvenile proceedings which may result in confinement, transfer 
to superior court for a felony trial, or a transfer of custody upon a finding of neglect. 

Clerks of Superior Court. The clerk of superior court maintains a system of records for both the 
district and superior courts. Thus, there is one trial court clerk in each county, elected for a four-year 
term. The clerk is also judge of probate and special proceedings. He is authorized to issue warrants 
and accept trial waivers in traffic cases. 

Juvenile Court Counselors. There are from four to twenty-four juvenile court counselors in each 
judicial district of the state. As part of their "intake" responsibilities, the counselors screen complaints 
regarding children to determine whether petitions should be filed in juvenile court or some other 
means should be used to solve the problem. The counselors also exercise probation responsibility for 
juveniles assigned to counseling within the community, and they provide aftercare supervision for 
children conditionally released from training schools. 



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THE JUDICIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE 

A Judicial Planning Committee for North Carolina was appointed by the Supreme Court of North 
Carolina in September, 1977, pursuant to Section 203(c) of the Federal Crime Control Act of 1976 
and Section 143B-339 of the North Carolina General Statutes (as amended in 1977). Under the 
Federal legislation, State judicial planning committees are given a special role in planning for judicial 
departments under the LEAA program, and specifically in the allocation of LEAA funds to judicial 
department projects. In addition, the Federal legislation encourages State judicial planning com- 
mittees to examine, assess and recommend measures for the improvement of State court systems 
regardless of the sources of funding. The State statute is similarly broad in the scope of responsibility 
assigned to the North Carolina Judicial Planning Committee. 

A staff person was employed in December, 1977, with LEAA funding, to be part of the Research 
and Planning Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts and to give primary emphasis to the 
work of the Judicial Planning Committee, along with other staff of the Research and Planning 
Division. Staff work on behalf of the Committee began during the final weeks of 1977. It is expected 
that the first work of the North Carolina Judicial Planning Committee will be development and 
approval of the State's Judicial Plan for purposes of the LEAA program for the fiscal year 1978-79. 

Members of the North Carolina Judicial Planning Committee are: 

J. Frank Huskins, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina (Chairman) 

Naomi E. Morris, Judge of the Court of Appeals of North Carolina 

Bert M. Montague, Director of the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts 

Henry A. McKinnon, Jr., Judge of Superior Court 

Thomas D. Cooper, Jr., Judge of District Court 

**Frank R. Brown, District Attorney 

Wallace C. Harrelson, Public Defender 

Mrs. Rachel Joyner, Clerk of Superior Court 

C. E. Baker, Magistrate 

The President of the North Carolina State Bar, Inc. {Ex officio) 

The President of the North Carolina Bar Association {Ex officio) 

Willis P. Whichard, Chairman, N.C. Senate Committee on State Government 

Edward S. Holmes, Chairman, N.C. House Committee on Appropriations 

** Appointed Judge of Superior Court in January, 1978 



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THE NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL COUNCIL IN 1977 

The Judicial Council submitted twelve bills for consideration by the 1977 General Assembly. Of 
these twelve bills, eleven were submitted by the Council to the Governor and the General Assembly 
with the Council's recommendation that they be passed. The twelfth bill, proposing new sentencing 
procedures in capital cases, was submitted without any recommendation on the part of the Council as 
to whether the death penalty should be retained or abolished. The Council felt that this question was 
a policy matter for determination by the General Assembly and, therefore, a matter which was 
beyond the scope of the Council's function. The Council did submit the bill as one which it believed 
to be constitutionally acceptable under the most recent United States Supreme Court decisions 
dealing with the death penalty. 

Of the eleven bills recommended to the General Assembly for passage, eight were passed and 
ratified. The eight proposals included: (1) a bill adding a new section, numbered G.S. 14-225.1, to 
Chapter 14, Article 30 (Obstructing Justice) of the General Statutes, prohibiting picketing and 
demonstrations near courthouses when the picketing is for the purpose of influencing jurors or court 
officers; (2) a bill amending G.S. 1-84 to provide for removal of a civil cause to any adjacent county if 
the same is necessary to insure a fair trial and further amending G.S. 1-84 to delete all reference to 
criminal actions; (3) a bill amending G.S. 7A-66, relating to the removal of District Attorneys, so as to 
clarify the authority of a Superior Court Judge to dismiss a frivolous removal petition without 
conducting a hearing and to expand the time in which the court has to act from 15 to 30 days; (4) a bill 
amending Article 8 of Chapter 20 of the General Statutes, commonly known as the Habitual Offender 
Act, by repealing it in its entirety; (5) a bill amending G.S. 15A-1002, relating to the determination of 
a criminal defendant's incapacity to proceed, so as to protect the confidentiality of the medical report 
and assure the physician-patient privilege; (6) a bill amending G.S. 15-223, the expunction statute for 
offenders under the age of 18 at the time of conviction, so as to exclude traffic offenses from its 
purview; (7) a bill adding a new section to the General Statutes, numbered G.S. 15-144.1, statutorily 
defining the essentials of a bill of indictment for rape; and (8) a bill amending G.S. 15A-1002(a) so as 
to require specificity in the motion questioning the capacity of a defendant to proceed. Each of these 
eight bills passed the General Assembly either exactly or substantially as recommended by the 
Judicial Council. 

Three other recommendations of the Council passed one house of the General Assembly, but did 
not pass the other before adjournment. These three recommendations are expected to receive 
further consideration during the 1978 short session of the General Assembly. These three 
recommendations include: (1) a proposal to provide counsel for indigent parties in proceedings for 
termination of parental rights under G.S. 7A-288; (2) a proposal to remove the authority of a judge 
under G.S. 14-269.1 to order a confiscated weapon turned over to a law enforcement agency for use 
by that agency; and (3) a proposal to amend G.S. 15A-1002, dealing with the question of capacity of a 
defendant to proceed, so as to provide that judges would have the option of referring the matter to a 
local panel of psychiatrists and lawyers for study. 

The Council's proposal for sentencing procedures in capital cases was based on a draft initially 
prepared by the Attorney General's office. Following extended consideration in both House and 
Senate Judiciary Committees, the General Assembly reenacted the death penalty for first degree 
murder and adopted substantially the proposal of the Judicial Council for sentencing procedures in 
these capital cases. 



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THE JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION IN 1977 

The Judicial Standards Commission was established by the General Assembly pursuant to a 
constitutional amendment approved by the voters at the general election in November, 1972. The 
membership consists of a Court of Appeals judge, a superior court judge, and a district court judge, 
each appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; two members of the State Bar, elected by 
the State Bar Council; and two citizens who are not judges nor members of the State Bar, appointed 
by the Governor. The Court of Appeals judge serves as chairman of the Commission. 

Upon recommendation of the Commission, the Supreme Court may censure or remove any justice 
or judge for willful misconduct in office, willful and persistent failure to perform his duties, habitual 
intemperance, conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude, or conduct prejudicial to the 
administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute. Upon recommendation of the 
Commission, the Supreme Court may remove any justice or judge for mental or physical incapacity 
interfering with the performance of his duties, which is, or is likely to become, permanent. 

During 1977, the Judicial Standards Commission met on the following dates: 
February 18, 1977 August 19, 1977 

March 25, 1977 September 30, 1977 

April 15, 1977 November 10-11, 1977 

May 6, 1977 November 18, 1977 

June 24, 1977 

A complaint or other information against a judge, whether filed with the Commission or by action 
of the Commission on its own motion, is denominated by the Commission as an "Inquiry Concerning 
a Judge." There were fifty-seven "Inquiries Concerning a Judge" during 1977 including three inquiries 
carried over from 1976 and seven pending at the end of 1977. 

Twenty-eight of these inquiries were determined by the Judicial Standards Commission to involve 
subject matter not within the jurisdiction of the Commission. 

Ten inquiries were determined by the Commission to involve subject matter within the jurisdiction 
of the Commission, but which did not warrant any further proceeding by the Commission. 

Twelve inquiries were determined by the Commission to require preliminary investigation. In three 
of these inquiries the investigation was completed and the Commission determined that no further 
action was justified. 

There was one inquiry in which the investigation was completed and a formal hearing was 
conducted, and a recommendation of censure was filed with the Supreme Court of North Carolina. 

There were four inquiries in which the investigation was completed, but two of the subject judges 
resigned and two retired and the Commission elected to discontinue further proceedings at that time. 

There were four inquiries in which the investigation was completed and which await final 
determination by the Commission. 

There were seven inquiries at the end of 1977 which were awaiting initial action by the 
Commission. 



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JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY IN 1977 

Superior Court Judges 

Six training sessions for Superior Court Judges or Superior Court appointees were conducted in 
1977: (1) Spring Continuing Education Seminar, April 22-24 in Southern Pines, attended by 31 judges; 
(2) Annual North Carolina Superior Court Judges Summer Seminar, June 13-15 in Asheville, attended 
by 52 judges; (3) Fall Continuing Education Conference, held October 28-30 in Charlotte, attended 
by 38 judges; and (4) three orientation sessions, held December 2-3, 10, and 16-17, Institute of 
Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 13 new judges and appointees. 

District Court Judges 

Two training sessions: (1) Summer Seminar of the N.C. Association of District Court Judges, June 
12-15 in Asheville, attended by 90 judges; and (2) North Carolina District Court Judges' Seminar, 
December 2-3, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 66 judges. 

District Attorneys 

Five training sessions: (1) two Spring Conferences for prosecutors, March 8-11 and March 22-26, 
Center for Continuing Education, Boone, attended by 17 district attorneys, 90 assistant district 
attorneys, and 1 administrative assistant; (2) North Carolina District Attorneys Association Summer 
Conference, June 12-15 in Atlantic Beach, attended by 21 district attorneys and 87 assistant district 
attorneys; (3) North Carolina District Attorneys Association Fall Conference, October 27-29, 
McKimmon Extension Education Center, NCSU, Raleigh, attended by 18 district attorneys and 63 
assistant district attorneys; and (4) practical skills course for new prosecutors, October 1 1-14, Institute 
of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 27 new assistant district attorneys. 

Public Defenders 

Two training sessions: (1) North Carolina Public Defenders' Summer Conference June 10-11 in 
Atlantic Beach, attended by 5 public defenders and 18 assistant public defenders; and (2) Public 
Defenders' Fall Conference, held October 13-14, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 
three public defenders and 25 assistant public defenders. 

Clerks of Superior Court 

Five training sessions: (1) Annual Conference of the Association of Clerks of Superior Court of 
North Carolina, July 27-30 in Fayetteville, attended by 76 clerks; (2) three mini-computer operation 
training programs, May 16-18, May 23-24, and May 25-27 in Greensboro, Winston Salem, and 
Greenville, respectively, attended by 53 assistant and deputy clerks; and (3) Annual Conference of 
the Association of Assistant and Deputy Clerks of the Superior Court of North Carolina, July 20-23 in 
Greensboro, attended by 200 assistant and deputy clerks. 

Magistrates 

Fourteen training sessions: (1) basic training school for newly appointed magistrates, February 21- 
25, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 25 new magistrates; (2) basic training school for 
newly appointed magistrates, March 21-25, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 30 new 
magistrates; (3) Spring meeting of the North Carolina Magistrates Association, May 8-10 in Kinston, 
attended by 60 magistrates; (4) magistrates' refresher course. May 23-25, McDowell Technical 
Institute, Marion, attended by 30 magistrates; (5) magistrates' refresher course. May 26-27, McDowell 
Technical Institute, Marion, attended by 17 magistrates; (6) magistrates' refresher course, June 16-17, 
Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by seven magistrates; (7) magistrates' refresher 
course, June 20-22, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 32 magistrates; (8) magistrates' 
refresher course, June 23-24, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 19 magistrates; 
(9) magistrates' refresher course, July 25-27, Criminal Justice Academy, Salemburg, attended by 35 
magistrates; (10) magistrates' refresher course, July 28-29, Criminal Justice Academy, Salemburg, 
attended by 25 magistrates; (11) basic training school for newly appointed magistrates, August 1-5, 
Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 17 new magistrates; (12) magistrates' refresher 
course, September 26-28, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended by 46 magistrates; 
(13) magistrates' refresher course, September 29-30, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, attended 
by 18 magistrates; and (14) North Carolina Magistrates Association Fall Conference, October 31- 
November 2 in Hickory, attended by 50 magistrates. 

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Court Reporters 

Two training sessions: (1) Winter seminar, Feburary 18-20 in Research Triangle Park, attended by 
30 full-time court reporters; and (2) Fall seminar, September 30-October 2 in Raleigh, attended by 28 
full-time court reporters. 

Juvenile Services Division Personnel 

Forty training sessions: ( 1) two regional counseling techniques special interest sessions, January 3-5 
and 5-7 in Statesville and Cary, attended by 48 court counselors; (2) four regional working with 
families special interest sessions, January 6-7, 20-21, 27-28, and February 3-4 in Hickory, Kinston, 
Asheboro, and Morganton, attended by 78 court counselors; (3) group counseling special interest 
session, January 10-12 in Greensboro, attended by 20 court counselors; (4) three regional reality 
therapy special interest sessions, January 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28 in Greenville, Asheboro, and Hickory, 
attended by 66 court counselors; (5) core training for chief court counselors, February 7-9, Quail 
Roost Conference Center, Rougemont, attended by 34 chief court counselors and supervisory 
personnel; (6) orientation session for new counselors, March 16-17 in Raleigh, attended by 22 new 
counselors; (7) two secretarial training sessions on self awareness and communication, held April 6-7 
and 13-14 in Boone and Wrightsville Beach, attended by 50 secretaries; (8) two regional counseling 
techniques special interest courses, April 27-29 and May 18-20 in Lexington and New Bern, attended 
by 41 court counselors; (9) group counseling special interest course, May 4-7, Quail Roost Conference 
Center, Rougemont, attended by 18 court counselors; ( 10) three regional reality therapy special 
interest sessions, May 4-6, 18-20, and 25-27 in Rougemont, Greensboro, and Boone, attended by 60 
counselors; (11) statewide conference for juvenile court counselors and district court judges. May 10- 
12 in Greensboro, attended by 288 court counselors and judges; (12) four regional working with 
families special interest courses, May 19-20, May 26-27, June 2-3, and June 9-10 in Boone, Wilmington, 
Greensboro, and Boone, attended by 64 counselors; (13) two family crisis and juvenile diversion 
special interest sessions, August 22-23 and 29-30 in Salisbury and Rocky Mount, attended by 69 
counselors; (14) five regional juvenile delinquency issues special interest courses, August 24-25, 
August 30-31, September 1-2, September 6-7, and September 8-9 in Charlotte, Hickory, Winston 
Salem, Fayetteville, and New Bern, attended by 82 court counselors; (15) core training for supervisory 
court counselors, September 14-16 in Charlotte, attended by nine supervisors; (16) core training for 
intake counselors, September 21-23, Quail Roost Conference Center, Rougemont, attended by 48 
intake counselors; (17) orientation session for new counselors, September 28-30 in Raleigh, attended 
by 15 new counselors; (18) four regional core training sessions for court counselor Fs, IFs, Ill's, and 
Trainees, October 26-28, November 2-4, November 15-17, and November 30-December 2 in Asheville, 
Rougemont, Kinston, and Winston Salem, attended by 195 court counselors and trainees; and 
(19) core training for chief court counselors, November 8-10, Quail Roost Conference Center, 
Rougemont, attended by 34 chief court counselors and supervisory personnel. In addition, tuition 
and registration fees were paid for 67 juvenile services division personnel to attend college courses, 
educational workshops, and educational conferences. 

Out-of-State Education 

Sixty-two persons from all parts of the judicial system participated in courses or conferences of 
professionally-related study outside North Carolina in 1977. 



177 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT APPROPRIATION 
FROM THE GENERAL FUND 

(For Fiscal Year, July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977) 

Appropriations from the State's General Fund for operating expenses for all departments and 
agencies of state government, including the Judicial Department, totalled $1,989,501,948 for the 
1976-77 fiscal year. (Appropriations from the Highway Fund and appropriations from the General 
Fund for capital improvements are not included in this total.) 

The appropriation from the General Fund for operating expenses of the Judicial Department for 
fiscal year 1976-77 was $47,222,627, or 2.4% of the total General Fund appropriations for operating 
expenses of all state departments and agencies. 




JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 
APPROPRIATION 

$47,222,627 



178 



Amount 


Percentage 
of Total 


$ 824,445 


1.8% 


813,646 


1.8% 


7,848,844 


17.2% 



8,837,180 



17,303,159 



4,094,540 
4,869,632 



CLERKS 

OF *? 

SUPERIOR 
COURT 

38.0% 




19.4% 



38.0% 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT EXPENDITURES 

(For Fiscal Year July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977) 

General Fund expenditures, rounded to the nearest dollar, for operating expenses of the Judicial 
Department during the 1976-77 fiscal year totalled $45,568,888, divided among the major budget 
classifications as shown below. Expenditures for LEAA-funded projects in the Judicial Department 
totalled $1,374,796, for a grand total of $46,943,684 in Judicial Department expenditures. 



Supreme Court 

Court of Appeals 

Superior Courts 

(This classification includes judges, district attorneys, 
assistant district attorneys, court reporters as well as 
staff personnel.) 

District Courts 

(This classification includes judges, magistrates, and 
court reporters.) 

Clerks of Superior Court 

(This classification includes all 100 clerks and their 
staffs, juror fees, witness fees, and support services such 
as supplies, postage, telephone expense, office equip- 
ment for all local Judicial Department personnel.) 

Juvenile Probation and Aftercare 

Indigent Legal Defense 

Counsel Fees ($3,604,992) 
Public Defenders ($947,481) 
Special Counsel in mental hospitals ($115,224) 
Support services (transcripts, records, briefs) 
($201,935) 

Administrative Office of the Courts 

Judicial Standards Commission 

Judicial Council 

Sub-total (General Fund Appropriations) 

LEAA-Funded Projects 

Grand Total 



DISTRICT COURTS 
19.4% fc 



9.0% 

10.7% 



968,608 


2.1% 


6,066 


— 


2,768 


— 


$45,568,888 


100.0% 


1,374,796 




$46,943,684 




DMINISTRATIVE OFFICE 

OF THE COURTS 
->v£ 2.1% 




/ \ SUPERIOR COURTS 
/ \ sf 17.2% 





COURT OF APPEALS 1.8% 
-^•SUPREME COURT 1.8% 



LEGAL 
DEFENSE 
^ FOR 

INDIGENTS 

10.7% 



JUDICIAL COUNCIL - 
JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION 



JUVENILE PROBATION AND AFTERCARE 9.0% 



179 



COST AND CASE DATA IN REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENTS 

(For Fiscal Year, July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977) 

The State provides legal counsel for indigent persons in a variety of actions and proceedings, as 
specified in the North Carolina General Statutes, Section 7A-450 et seq. These include criminal 
proceedings, judicial hospitalization proceedings, juvenile proceedings that may result in commitment 
to an institution or transfer to superior court for trial as an adult. Legal representation for indigents 
may be by assignment of private counsel, by assignment of special public counsel (involving mental 
hospital commitments), or by assignment of a public defender. 

Five of North Carolina's judicial districts have an office of public defender: the 12th, 18th, 26th, 
27th, and 28th districts. The other 26 judicial districts utilize only assignment of private counsel. 
Private counsel is also assigned in the five districts which have a public defender in the event of a 
conflict of interests involving the public defenders office and the indigent and in the event of unusual 
circumstances when, in the opinion of the court, the proper administration of justice requires the 
assignment of private counsel rather than the public defender in those cases. 

In addition, the State provides a full-time Special Counsel at each of the State's four mental 
hospitals, to represent patients in commitment or recommitment hearings before a district court 
judge. Under State law, each patient committed to a mental hospital is entitled to a judicial hearing 
(before a district court judge) within 90 days after the initial commitment, a further hearing within 180 
days after the initial commitment, and thereafter a hearing once each year during the continuance of 
an involuntary commitment. 

The cost of the entire program of indigent representation, rounded to the nearest dollar, was 
$4,869,632 in the 1976-77 fiscafyear, compared to $4,844,746 in the 1975-76 fiscal year, an increase of 
one-half of one percent. The total amount expended for representation of indigents was 10.7% of 
total Judicial Department expenditures in the 1976-77 fiscal year. 

Payments for assigned counsel in criminal cases accounted for 94.0% of total expenditures for 
assigned counsel, commitment cases payments accounted for 2.9%, and juvenile case payments for 

3.1%. 

Following is a summary of case and cost data for representation of indigents, for the fiscal year, 
July 1, 1976 through June 30, 1977. 



Assigned private counsel 
in criminal cases 

Assigned private counsel 
in juvenile cases 

Assigned private counsel 
in commitment cases 

Totals 

Public Defender Offices 

12th District 

18th District 

26th District 

27th District 

28th District 

Totals 
Special Counsel at Mental Hospitals 

Transcripts, records and briefs $ 200,210 

Expert witness fees $ 1,725 

Grand Total $4,869,632 

** Number of commitment or recommitment hearings for patients at mental hospitals in which the 
special counsels represented patients. 

180 



Number 
of Cases 


Total 
Cost 


Average Cost 
Per Case 


21,701 


$3,389,193 


$156.18 


1,916 


112,030 


58.47 


2,583 


103,770 


40.17 


26,200 


$3,604,993 


$137.60 


1,570 


$ 175,489 


$111.78 


2,608 


237.265 


90.98 


3,158 


236,590 


74.92 


1,360 


179,315 


131.85 


1,435 


118,821 


82.80 


10,131 


$ 947,480 


$ 93.52 


10,669** 


$ 115,224 


$ 10.80 



As previously noted, private counsel may be utilized to represent indigents in those districts which 
have a public defender. Following is a comparison of case and cost data of the public defender with 
that of assigned private counsel in the five districts which have a public defender. 



12th District 
18th District 
26th District 
27th District 
28th District 

Totals 



Public Defender 


Assigned Private ( 


Counsel 


Number 


Total 


Average 


Number 


Total 


Average 


of Cases 


Cost 


Case Cost 


of Cases 


Cost 


Case Cost 


1,570 


$175,489 


$111.78 


242 


$ 59,473 


$245.76 


2,608 


237,265 


90.98 


205 


60,028 


292.82 


3,158 


236,590 


74.92 


1,702 


229,897 


135.07 


1,360 


179,315 


131.85 


89 


25,575 


287.36 


1,435 


118,821 


82.80 


53 


8,776 


165.58 


10,131 


$947,480 


$ 93.52 


2,291 


$383,749 


$167.50 



The total cost of providing special counsel at each of the State's four mental hospitals, to represent 
patients in commitment or recommitment hearings, was $115,224 for the Fiscal Year, 1976-77. There 
were a total of 10,669 hearings during the fiscal year, for an average cost per hearing of $10.80. 

Following is a summary of hearing data for calendar year, 1977, for each of the State's mental 
hospitals. There was a significant increase in the number of hearings: a total of 11,256 in 1977, 
compared with a total of 6,413 during calendar year, 1976, an increase of 75.5%. 









Number of 180-Day 


Number of 1-Year 






Number of 90-Day 


Recommitment 


Recommitment 






Hearings 


Hearings 


Hearings 






Com- 


Dis- 


Recom- 


Dis- 


Recom- 


Dis- 


Hospital 


Hospital 


mitted 


charged 


mitted 


charged 


mitted 


charged 


Totals 


Broughton 


558 


2,578 


130 


144 


247 


115 


3,772 


Cherry 


1,523 


934 


181 


33 


386 


12 


3,069 


Dorothea Dix 


514 


757 


141 


36 


422 


25 


1,895 


John Umstead 


823 


1,233 


181 


47 


230 


6 


2,520 


Totals 


3,418 


5,502 


633 


260 


1,285 


158 


11,256 



Total Number of Commitment and Recommitment Hearings: 

90-Day Hearings 8,920 

180-Day Recommitment Hearings 893 

1-Year Recommitment Hearings 1,443 

Total 11,256 



Total Number of Hearings Resulting in 

Order of Commitment or Recommitment 

Total Number of Hearings Resulting in 
Order of Discharge 
Total 



5,336 

5,920 
11,256 



The following table compares the number of assigned private counsel cases and expenditures in 
each county for Fiscal Years, 1975-76 and 1976-77. The total number of cases dropped from 30,234 in 
1975-76 to 26,200 in 1976-77, a decrease of 13.3%; and total expenditures for assigned private counsel 
dropped from $3,786,773 in 1975-76 to $3,604,992 in 1976-77, a decrease of 4.8%. 



181 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL - NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 

Fiscal Years 1975-76 and 1976-77 



Number of Cases 



District 1 

Camden 
Chowan 
Currituck 
Dare 
Gates 

Pasquotank 
Perquimans 
District Totals 



1975-76 

17 
88 
55 
86 
26 
172 



492 



1976-77 

17 
55 
55 
55 
21 

130 
45 

378 



% Increase 
or Decrease 

0.0% 

-37.5% 
0.0% 
-36.0% 
- 19.2% 
-24.4% 
- 6.3% 
-23.2% 



Expenditures 




% Increase 


1975-76 


1976-77 


or Decrease 


S 1,624 


S 


1,477 


- 9.1% 


11,964 




9,338 


-21.9% 


7,799 




9,002 


+ 15.4% 


13,913 




7,116 


-48.9% 


3,293 




3,152 


- 4.3% 


23,271 




15,960 


-31.4% 


8,630 




6,751 


-21.8% 


$ 70,494 


$ 


52,796 


-25.1% 



District 2 

Beaufort 
Hyde 
Martin 
Tyrrell 
Washington 
District Totals 



229 


147 


-35.8% 


16 


5 


-68.8% 


166 


92 


-44.6% 


18 


13 


-27.8% 


68 


40 


-41.2% 


497 


297 


-40.2% 



31,088 


S 


28,577 


- 8.1% 


1,382 




1,098 


-20.5% 


24,958 




13,307 


-46.7% 


1,680 




2,199 


+ 30.9% 


8,464 




4,611 


-45.5% 


67,572 


s 


49,792 


-26.3% 



District 3 



Carteret 
Craven 
Pamlico 
Pitt 
District Totals 



343 


291 


-15.2% 


437 


315 


-27.9% 


40 


38 


- 5.0% 


814 


561 


-31.1% 


1,634 


1,205 


-26.3% 



35,365 


S 31,431 


-11.1% 


54,325 


39,484 


-27.3% 


3,882 


4,716 


+ 21.5% 


102,910 


81,854 


-20.5% 


196,482 


$ 157,485 


-19.8% 



District 4 

Duplin 
Jones 
Onslow 
Sampson 
District Totals 



299 


190 


-36.5% 


76 


40 


-47.4% 


763 


744 


- 2.3% 


260 


304 


+ 16.9% 


1,318 


1,278 


- 3.0% 



32,250 


S 25,227 


-21.8% 


8,544 


3,725 


-56.4% 


97,990 


102,55? 


+ 4.7% 


25,158 


42,830 


+70.2% 


63,942 


$ 174,334 


+ 6.3% 



District 5 



New Hanover 
Pender 
District Totals 



599 


521 


-13.0% 


103 


63 


-38.8% 


702 


5X4 


-16.8% 



S 109,416 


S 115,511 


+ 5.6% 


18,390 


13,965 


-24.1% 


S 127,806 


S 129,476 


+ 1.3% 



Dislnci ti 

Bertie 
Halifax 
Hertford 
Northampton 
District Totals 



156 


122 


-21.8% 


343 


334 


- 2.6% 


188 


106 


-43.6% 


102 


53 


-48.0% 


789 


615 


-22.1% 



13,550 


$ 


11,266 


-16.9% 


32,656 




42,053 


+ 28.8% 


18,760 




15,116 


- 19.4% 


9,319 




10.406 


+ 11.7% 


74,285 


$ 


78,841 


+ 6.1% 



District 7 

Edgecombe 

Nash 

Wilson 

District Totals 



495 


372 


-24.8% 


408 


258 


-36.8% 


395 


309 


-21.8% 


1,298 


939 


-27.7% 



S 53,417 


S 49,709 


- 6.9% 


49,286 


37,842 


-23.2% 


56,217 


45.590 


- 18.9% 


S 158,920 


$ 133,141 


-16.2% 



District 8 

Greene 

Lenoir 

Wayne 

District Totals 



62 


"1 


+ 14.5% 


332 


415 


+25.0% 


422 


540 


+ 28.0% 


816 


1,026 


+ 25.7% 



14,671 


S 7,621 


-48.1% 


42,773 


60,709 


+41.9% 


72,860 


79,392 


+ 9.0% 


30,304 


$ 147,722 


+ 13.4% 



1.S2 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL - NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 
Fiscal Years 1975-76 and 1976-77 



District 9 

Franklin 

Granville 

Person 

Vance 

Warren 

District Totals 



Number 


ot Cases 


% Increase 


1975-76 


1976-77 


or Decrease 


175 


168 


- 4.2% 


197 


285 


+44.7% 


160 


237 


+48.1% 


329 


429 


+30.4% 


121 


120 


- 0.8% 


982 


1,239 


+26.2% 



Expenditures 


% Increase 


1975-76 


1976-77 


or Decrease 


S 26,313 


S 19,492 


-25.9% 


18,782 


33,410 


+ 77.9% 


21,792 


26,953 


+ 23.7% 


36,810 


43,953 


+ 19.4% 


15,372 


16,887 


+ 9.9% 


S 119,069 


$ 140,695 


+ 18.2% 



District 10 



Wake 



2,097 



1,711 



-18.4% 



$ 265,245 



$ 216,073 



-18.5% 



District 1 1 

Harnett 
Johnston 
Lee 
District Totals 



183 


150 


-18.0% 


456 


402 


-11.8% 


157 


151 


- 3.8% 


796 


703 


-11.7% 



S 


20,976 


$ 


19,331 


- 7.8% 




43,658 




37,194 


- 14.8% 




16,703 




19,661 


+ 17.7% 


$ 


81,337 


S 


76,186 


- 6.3% 



District 12 

Cumberland 
Hoke 

District Totals 



286 


231 


-19.2% 


13 


11 


-15.4% 


299 


242 


-19.1% 



$ 


59,818 


$ 


56,633 


- 5.3% 




5,130 




2,840 


-44.6% 


s 


64,948 


$ 


59,473 


- 8.4% 



District 13 

Bladen 

Brunswick 

Columbus 

District Totals 



153 


221 


+44.4% 


181 


163 


- 9.9% 


271 


308 


+ 13.7% 


605 


692 


+ 14.4% 



1 


20,195 


% 27,769 


+37.5% 




25,088 


25,535 


+ 1.8% 




34,475 


44,944 


+ 30.4% 


!> 


79,758 


$ 98,248 


+ 23.2% 



District 14 
Durham 

District 15 A 
Alamance 



1,689 



539 



1,430 



502 



-15.3% 



- 6.9% 



$ 206,782 



$ 83,494 



$ 205,939 



S 93,450 



- 0.4% 



+ 11.9% 



District 1SB 

Chatham 
Orange 

District Totals 



98 


7 2 


-26.5% 


429 


526 


+22.6% 


527 


598 


+ 13.5% 



$ 


14,629 


$ 13,150 


-10.1% 




55,991 


76,861 


+ 37.3% 


S 


70,620 


S 90,011 


+ 27.5% 



District 16 

Robeson 
Scotland 

District Totals 



531 


598 


+ 12.6% 


207 


175 


-15.5% 


738 


773 


+ 4.7% 



S 79,508 


5 85,039 


+ 7.0% 


28,607 


23,638 


-17.4% 


S 108,155 


S 108,677 


+ 0.5% 



District 17 

Caswell 
Rockingham 
Stokes 
Surry 
District Totals 



148 


92 


-37.8% 


563 


451 


- 19.9% 


90 


116 


+ 28.9% 


476 


337 


-29.2% 


1,277 


996 


-22.0% 



16,319 


% 12,581 


-22.9% 


69,036 


56,291 


- 18.5% 


8,273 


21,073 


+ 154.7% 


57,193 


39,924 


-30.2% 


150,821 


S 129,869 


-13.9% 



183 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL - NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 

Fiscal Years 1975-76 and 1976-77 





ixumDer 


oi cases 


% Increase 


District 18 


1975-76 


1976-77 


or Decrease 


Guilford 


158 


205 


+ 29.7% 


District 19 








Cabarrus 


625 


474 


-24.2% 


Montgomery 


234 


185 


-20.9% 


Randolph 


333 


284 


-14.7% 


Rowan 


702 


798 


+ 13.7% 


District Totals 


1,894 


1,741 


- 8.1% 


District 20 








Anson 


203 


167 


- 17.7% 


Moore 


260 


255 


- 1.9% 


Richmond 


316 


501 


- 4.7% 


Stanly 


300 


238 


-20.7% 


Union 


346 


292 


- 15.6% 


District Totals 


1,425 


1,253 


-12.1% 


District 21 









Expenditures 



1975-76 

S 37,365 



1976-77 
S 60,028 



% Increase 
or Decrease 

+60.7% 



64,395 


$ 58,547 


- 9.1% 


29,642 


29,123 


- 1.8% 


31,474 


38,666 


+ 22.9% 


62,814 


64,206 


+ 2.2% 


88,325 


S 190,542 


+ 1.2% 



20,313 


$ 20.270 


- 0.2% 


26,065 


30,324 


+ 16.3% 


34,919 


36,423 


+ 4.3% 


29,281 


34,606 


+ 18.2% 


38,196 


35,662 


- 6.6% 


48,774 


S 157,285 


+ 5.7% 



Forsyth 



1,584 



1,742 



+ 10.0% 



S 200,753 



S 217,114 



+ 8.1% 



District 22 

Alexander 
Davidson 
Davie 
Iredell 
District Totals 



153 


105 


-31.4% 


466 


370 


-20.6% 


110 


75 


-31.8% 


492 


M\ 


-36.8% 


1,221 


861 


-29.5% 



14,369 


S 13,310 


- 7.4% 


51,601 


57,013 


+ 10.5% 


10,301 


8,005 


-22.3% 


52,648 


41,246 


-21.7% 


28,919 


S 119,574 


- 7.2% 



District 23 

Alleghany 
Ashe 
Wilkes 
Yadkin 

District Totals 



41 


44 


+ 7.3% 


72 


79 


+ 9.7% 


306 


is: 


-40.5% 


88 


68 


-22.7% 


507 


373 


-26.4% 



2,465 


S 4,031 


+63.5% 


7,057 


11,778 


+66.9% 


32,184 


24,772 


-23.0% 


7,279 


8,882 


+ 22.0% 


48,985 


S 49,463 


+ 1.0% 



District 24 

Avery 

Madison 

Mitchell 

Watauga 

Yancey 

District Totals 



115 


79 


-31.3% 


69 


54 


-21.7% 


45 


10 


-11.1% 


147 


86 


-41.5% 


53 


41 


-22.6% 


429 


300 


-30.1% 



15,044 


S 


9,726 


-35.3% 


12,065 




8,038 


-33.4% 


3,484 




3,278 


- 5.9% 


17,440 




14,378 


-17.6% 


3,599 




4,451 


+23.7% 


51,632 


s 


39,871 


-22.8% 



District 25 

Burke 

Caldwell 

Catawba 

District Totals 



441 


493 


+ 11.8% 


374 


333 


-11.0% 


562 


636 


+ 13.2% 


1,377 


1,462 


+ 6.2% 



5 64,809 


S 75,210 


+ 16.0% 


55,030 


44.112 


- 19.8% 


74,791 


89,869 


+ 20.2% 


$ 194,630 


$ 209,191 


+ 7.5% 



District 26 



Mecklenburg 



2,023 



1,702 



-15.9% 



$ 280,774 



$ 229,897 



18.1% 



184 



ASSIGNED COUNSEL - NUMBER OF CASES AND EXPENDITURES 
Fiscal Years 1975-76 and 1976-77 



District 27 

Cleveland 
Gaston 
Lincoln 
District Totals 



Number of C 


ases 




% Increase 


1975-76 


1976-77 


or Decrease 


132 




24 


-81.8% 


420 




4* 


-88.6% 


66 




17 


-74.2% 


618 




89 


-85.6% 



Expenditures 




/o 

or 


Increase 


1975-76 


1976-77 


Decrease 


$ 19,704 


$ 


9,952 




-49.5% 


59,265 




9,947 




-83.2% 


19,217 




5,676 




-70.5% 


$ 98,186 


S 


25,575 




-74.0% 



District 28 



Buncombe 



75 



54 



-28.0% 



11,784 



8,776 



-25.5% 



District 29 

Henderson 
McDowell 
Polk 

Rutherford 
Transylvania 
District Totals 



304 


251 


- 17.4% 


292 


212 


-27.4% 


70 


49 


-30.0% 


324 


171 


-47.2% 


122 


*2 


-32.8% 


1,112 


765 


-31.2% 



24,849 


$ 


25,977 


+ 4.5% 


28,221 




34,509 


+ 22.3% 


5,717 




6,928 


+ 21.2% 


31,008 




18,522 


-40.3% 


8,908 




10,246 


+ 15.0% 


98,703 


S 


96,182 


- 2.6% 



District 30 

Cherokee 

Clay 

Graham 

Haywood 

Jackson 

Macon 

Swain 

District Totals 



STATE TOTALS 



104 


so 


-51.9% 


27 


13 


-51.9% 


37 


25 


-32.4% 


277 


195 


-29.6% 


76 


73 


- 3.9% 


59 


30 


-49.2% 


56 


59 


+ 5.4% 


636 


445 


-30.0% 



30,234 



26,200 



-13.3% 



14,707 


$ 


8,637 


-41.3% 


3,497 




1,800 


-48.5% 


4,287 




2,493 


-41.8% 


30,407 




23,430 


-22.9% 


15,308 




14,025 


- 8.4% 


4,458 




3,390 


-24.0% 


5,266 




5,511 


+ 4.7% 


77,930 


$ 


59,286 


-23.9% 


86,773 


$3,604,992 


- 4.8% 



185 



JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT RECEIPTS 

(For Fiscal Year, July 1, 1976 - June 30, 1977) 

During the 1976-77 fiscal year the Judicial Department had receipts from court operations totalling 
$41,036,161.09 and payments on indigent fee judgments totalling $214,775.31. This compares with 
$39,267,105.89 in court operations receipts and payments on indigent fee judgments of $183,805.02 
during the 1975-76 fiscal year. The categories of receipts and the governmental units to which the 
funds were distributed are shown below. 

Superior and District Court Fees (State) $17,937,556.43 

Supreme Court Fees (State) 14,625.21 

Courts of Appeals Fees (State) 18,536.45 

Sale of appellate reports (State) 112,458.68 
Law Enforcement Officers Benefit and 

Retirement Fund (State) 2,182,391.41 
**Payments on Indigent Fee Judgments (Sta te) 214,775.31 

Total State Receipts $20,480,343.49 

Facilities Fees (Counties) % 3,238,572.23 

Officer Fees (Counties) 1,261,991.22 

Jail Fees (Counties) 463,010.34 

Fines and Forfeitures (Counties) 15,013,062.36 

Total County Receipts 19,976,636.15 

Facilities Fees (Municipalities) % 161,312.79 
Officer Fees (Municipalities) 604,272.47 
Jail Fees (Municipalities) 28,371.50 

Total Municipal Receipts 793,956.76 

TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS $41,250,936.40 

Of the total of all Judicial Department receipts, 48.4% was distributed to the counties, 44.4% to the 
State General Fund, 5.3% to the Law Enforcement Officers Benefit and Retirement Fund, and 1.9% 
to municipalities. The following table shows the amount of fees distributed to each county and to 
municipalities within each county. 

**When private counsel or the public defender is assigned to represent an indigent, the trial court sets the money value for 
services rendered and enters judgment against the defendant for such amount. 



186 



AMOUNTS OF FEES, FINES AND FORFEITURES COLLECTED 
AND DISTRIBUTED TO COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES 

(Fiscal Year 1976-77) 



Distributed to Counties 



Distributed to Municipalities* 





Facility 


Officer 


Jail 


Fines and 


Facility 


Officer 


.bil 




County 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Forfeitures 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Total 


Alamance 


$ 54,406.80 


S 19,213.00 


$ 3,771.00 


S 226,784.65 


$ -0- 


$ 13,061.00 


$ -0- 


$ 317,236.45 


Alexander 


8,905.00 


4,695.00 


1,598.00 


36,936.00 


-0- 


138.00 


-0- 


52,272.00 


Alleghany 


3,402.00 


1,304.00 


844.00 


11,861.00 


-0- 


90.00 


-0- 


17,501.00 


Anson 


15,720.00 


7,466.00 


2,012.00 


67,108.00 


-0- 


1,620.00 


-0- 


93.926.00 


Ashe 


7,602.00 


4,990.00 


728.00 


32,319.00 


-0- 


68.00 


-0- 


45,707.00 


Avery 


6,936.00 


4,680.00 


1,317.00 


40,567.10 


-0- 


60.00 


■0- 


53,560.10 


Beaufort 


28,407.00 


15,986.00 


2,500.60 


117.273.30 


-0- 


3,937.00 


-0- 


168,103.90 


Bertie 


13,733.00 


9,766.00 


1,940.00 


69,590.00 


-0- 


638.00 


10.00 


95,677.00 


Bladen 


23,030.00 


15,141.86 


5,865.00 


116,304.50 


2,133.00 


1,196.00 


-0- 


163,670.36 


Brunswick 


13,642.00 


6,413.00 


3,285.00 


82,160.65 


3,344.00 


906.00 


-0- 


109,750.65 


Buncombe 


85,168.00 


43,132.50 


16,404.40 


385,813.28 


-0- 


18,783.00 


-0- 


549,301.18 


Burke 


35,645.00 


12,928.00 


2,398.00 


181,248.64 


-0- 


3,980.00 


-0- 


236,199.64 


Cabarrus 


54,642.80 


29,385.81 


6,457.50 


190,482.81 


-0- 


3,688.00 


-0- 


284,656.92 


Caldwell 


30,365.00 


10,940.00 


6,033.00 


143,825.85 


-0- 


3,528.00 


66.00 


194,757.85 


Camden 


4,885.00 


2,642.00 


320.00 


31,165.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


39,012.00 


Carteret 


27,401.00 


12,332.00 


1,342.00 


185,058.70 


-0- 


3,718.00 


-0- 


229,851.70 


Caswell 


9,646.00 


6,405.00 


1,209.00 


41,979.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


59,239.00 


Catawba 


28,732.00 


15,862.00 


7,322.00 


241,322.08 


29,061.00 


12,428.00 


4,214.00 


338,941.08 


Chatham 


13,907.00 


11,270.00 


2,872.00 


87,546.30 


5,918.00 


1,718.00 


671.00 


123,902.30 


Cherokee 


6,924.00 


3,646.00 


3,336.00 


60,760.50 


-0- 


550.00 


176.00 


75,392.50 


Chowan 


9,680.00 


4,201.00 


815.00 


47,240.75 


-0- 


1,609.00 


-0- 


63,545.75 


Clay 


2,365.00 


1,500.00 


1,185.00 


27,020.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


32,070.00 


Cleveland 


41,055.50 


14,658.00 


9,922.00 


175,467.67 


-0- 


5,802.00 


300.00 


247,205.17 


Columbus 


31,783.00 


21,449.29 


9,178.00 


188,011.95 


3,103.00 


4,576.00 


570.00 


258,671.24 


Craven 


42,129.10 


13,421.80 


6,986.00 


212,619.61 


-0- 


7,734.00 


-0- 


282,890.51 


Cumberland 


135,236.00 


48,246.20 


26,453.00 


827,137.04 


-0- 


22,482.00 


-0- 


1,059,554.24 


Currituck 


7,401.00 


4,525.25 


220.00 


45,549.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


57,695.25 


Dare 


13,500.00 


5,076.00 


1,391.00 


116,073.32 


-0- 


2,702.00 


-0- 


138,742.32 


Davidson 


41,366.05 


22,049.00 


6,935.00 


222,152.90 


8,537.00 


4,438.00 


-0- 


305,477.95 


Davie 


13,273.00 


6,866.00 


1,099.00 


57,020.00 


-0- 


592.00 


-0- 


78,850.00 


Duplin 


27,729.50 


11,437.00 


1,331.00 


148,076.78 


-0- 


2,172.00 


1,414.00 


192,160.28 


Durham 


111,767.64 


27,341.00 


6,798.00 


285,879.00 


-0- 


30,909.00 


-0- 


462,694.64 


Edgecombe 


27,225.00 


19,380.00 


8,049.00 


153,598.00 


10,435.00 


6,234.00 


1,458.00 


226,379.00 


Forsyth 


159,135.50 


27,239.25 


14,697.00 


523,994.91 


3,036.00 


53,529.35 


-0- 


781,632.01 


Franklin 


21,824.05 


10,208.00 


2,616.00 


115,157.35 


-0- 


924.00 


245.00 


150,974.40 


Gaston 


81,296.00 


41,981.00 


19,136.00 


376,870.34 


-0- 


14,095.00 


45.00 


533,423.34 


Gates 


5,447.00 


3,182.00 


470.00 


33,007.29 


-0- 


6.00 


-0- 


42,112.29 


Graham 


2,718.00 


1,580.00 


570.00 


16,901.00 


■0- 


52.00 


-0- 


21,821.00 


Granville 


19,991.00 


7,910.00 


2,452.00 


85,489.00 


-0- 


2,037.00 


434.00 


118,313.00 


Greene 


7,751.00 


4,514.00 


1,212.00 


42,372.81 


-0- 


94.00 


-0- 


55,943.81 


Guilford 


226,681.41 


31,737.45 


27,242.72 


639,328.85 


-0- 


70,998.62 


-0- 


995,989.05 


Halifax 


23,227.00 


15,285.00 


5,158.99 


165,457.00 


4,699.00 


4,010.00 


1,565.00 


219,401.99 


Harnett 


24,448.00 


11,642.00 


2,472.00 


123,469.71 


7,501.00 


3,778.00 


2,815.00 


176,125.71 


Haywood 


19,666.00 


10,826.00 


2,321.00 


188,390.54 


1,338.00 


2,345.00 


50.00 


224,936.54 


Henderson 


25,357.00 


12,585.78 


5,337.00 


123,585.93 


-0- 


1,172.00 


-0- 


168,037.71 


Hertford 


17,069.00 


10,257.01 


2,664.00 


83,782.75 


0- 


1,184.00 


66.00 


115,022.76 


Hoke 


12,810.00 


6,555.00 


2,629.00 


71,290.19 


-0- 


316.00 


-0- 


93,600.19 


Hyde 


2,975.00 


1,936.00 


270.00 


14,700.00 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


19,881.00 


Iredell 


35,717.00 


14,612.48 


3,890.00 


198,541.18 


6,344.00 


4,904.00 


874.00 


264,882.66 


Jackson 


9,800.00 


5,892.70 


2,320.00 


74,848.20 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


92,860.90 


Johnston 


29,925.00 


16,842.00 


7,835.00 


174,030.35 


7,286.00 


4,252.00 


1,596.00 


241,766.35 



* Indicates amounts distributed to one or more municipalities within each county. 



187 



AMOUNTS OF FEES, FINES AND FORFEITURES COLLECTED 
AND DISTRIBUTED TO COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES 

(Fiscal Year 1976-77) 



Distributed to Counties 



Distributed to Municipalities* 





Facility 


Officer 


Jail 


Fines and 


Facility 


Officer 


Jail 




County 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Forfeitures 


Fees 


Fees 


Fees 


Total 


Jones 


$ 5,140.00 


$ 2,694.00 


S 701.00 


$ 24,863.95 


S -0- 


$ 302.00 


$ -0- 


$ 33,700.95 


Lee 


23,242.00 


11,057.17 


7,146.61 


76,143.20 


-0- 


5,339.00 


-0- 


122,927.98 


Lenoir 


40,484.00 


10,432.00 


7,947.00 


187,708.16 


-0- 


7,772.40 


-0- 


254,343.56 


Lincoln 


15,767.00 


9,381.07 


902.00 


69,885.01 


■0- 


698.00 


-0- 


96,633.08 


Macon 


8,234.00 


5,076.54 


843.00 


83,194.25 


-0- 


302.00 


-0- 


97,649.79 


Madison 


4,228.00 


2,654.00 


1,525.00 


18,909.00 


-0- 


84.00 


-0- 


27,400.00 


Martin 


19,208.00 


9,798.00 


847.75 


100,948.05 


-0- 


2,350.00 


-0- 


133,151.80 


McDowell 


18,016.00 


10,798.00 


3,805.00 


112,129.35 


-0- 


676.00 


-0- 


145,424.35 


Mecklenburg 


257,933.00 


34,556.00 


-0- 


843,302.89 


-0- 


57,102.50 


-0- 


1,192,894.39 


Mitchell 


4,802.00 


2,733.00 


1,530.00 


21,744.00 


-0- 


236.00 


-0- 


31,045.00 


Montgomery 


17,552.75 


11,571.66 


4,329.00 


62,981.02 


-0- 


891.00 


-0- 


97,325.43 


Moore 


20,162.00 


14,453.00 


2,907.00 


111,923.95 


5,121.00 


3,178.00 


732.00 


158,476.95 


Nash 


25,491.00 


18,263.66 


5,041.00 


197,069.20 


4,769.00 


6,708.00 


2,351.00 


259,692.86 


New Hanover 


69,051.00 


14,172.00 


10,858.00 


292,288.12 


-0- 


15,582.00 


255.00 


402,206.12 


Northampton 


15,463.00 


9,745.00 


2,766.00 


77,022.00 


-0- 


628.00 


-0- 


105,624.00 


Onslow 


58,585.00 


23,977.23 


24,013.88 


496,308.05 


-0- 


8,850.00 


-0- 


611,734.16 


Orange 


23,440.00 


12,438.34 


2,940.45 


139,724.08 


12,056.00 


9,598.00 


364.00 


200,560.87 


Pamlico 


5,577.00 


3,455.76 


995.00 


32,181.09 


-0- 


6.00 


-0- 


42,214.85 


Pasquotank 


17,146.00 


5,713.00 


1,247.00 


102,596.00 


-0- 


3,167.00 


-0- 


129,869.00 


Pender 


15,745.50 


8,504.00 


4,596.00 


101,692.70 


-0- 


1,192.00 


-0- 


131,730.20 


Perquimans 


5,780.00 


3,060.00 


496.00 


35,775.00 


-0- 


286.00 


-0- 


45,397.00 


Person 


15,689.00 


5,444.00 


1,615.00 


74,542.50 


354.00 


2,230.00 


-0- 


99,874.50 


Pitt 


55,378.00 


18,023.00 


6,756.00 


292,449.21 


8,624.00 


14,864.00 


2,224.00 


398,318.21 


Polk 


6,834.00 


4,392.67 


2,669.00 


59,163.91 


-0- 


216.00 


-0- 


73,275.58 


Randolph 


40,047.00 


28,610.97 


4,004.50 


151,822.19 


1,949.00 


3,710.00 


-0- 


230,143.66 


Richmond 


27,151.00 


13,106.00 


3,764.00 


132,910.40 


-0- 


2,422.00 


-0- 


179,353.40 


Robeson 


49,551.40 


28,675.00 


11,585.00 


382,368.49 


17,270.29 


8,807.00 


2,431.00 


500.688.18 


Rockingham 


32,266.08 


16,401.40 


2,609.68 


162,607.88 


13,224.50 


8,983.60 


1,331.00 


237,424.14 


Rowan 


48,083.00 


24,506.09 


5,490.00 


207,129.05 


-0- 


7,339.00 


-0- 


292,547.14 


Rutherford 


21,084.50 


7,947.00 


5,375.02 


126,538.75 


-0- 


1,685.00 


-0- 


162,630.27 


Sampson 


33,414.00 


19,146.00 


5,290.00 


151,754.56 


-0- 


2,918.00 


75.00 


212,597.56 


Scotland 


25,264.00 


12,084.00 


5,835.00 


121,190.50 


-0- 


3,423.00 


-0- 


167,796.50 


Stanly 


27,123.00 


9,228.00 


4,586.00 


118,789.52 


-0- 


3,092.00 


-0- 


162,818.52 


Stokes 


15,248.00 


8,623.50 


2,474.50 


65,157.10 


-0- 


600.00 


-0- 


92,103.10 


Surry 


31,466.50 


21,237.03 


3,255.00 


147,400.10 


819.00 


3,472.00 


1,058.50 


208,708. 13 


Swain 


7,381.00 


3,790.00 


2,740.00 


48,378.75 


-0- 


428.00 


-0- 


62,717.75 


Transylvania 


11,144.00 


7,351.77 


1,349.00 


38,107.00 


-0- 


886.00 


-0- 


58,837.77 


Tyrrell 


3,271.00 


2,048.00 


94.00 


16,757.53 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


22,170.53 


Union 


29,984.00 


18,994.17 


3,873.65 


136,885.00 


-0- 


1,854.00 


-0- 


191,590.82 


Vance 


21,248.00 


6,419.00 


2,779.00 


86,545.63 


-0- 


2,506.00 


-0- 


119,497.63 


Wake 


196,117.15 


35,056.38 


19,332.09 


678,529.26 


3,131.00 


68,297.00 


891.00 


1,001,353.88 


Warren 


8,137.00 


4,185.00 


1,142.50 


26,360.15 


-0- 


504.00 


-0- 


40,328.65 


Washington 


8,531.00 


4,732.00 


603.00 


45,662.06 


-0- 


474.00 


-0- 


60,002.06 


Watauga 


12,269.00 


7,596.00 


2,624.50 


82,237.00 


-0- 


644.00 


-0- 


105,370.50 


Wayne 


49,553.00 


15,491.00 


4,619.00 


212,287.70 


1,260.00 


8,381.00 


75.00 


291,666.70 


Wilkes 


30,772.00 


13,995.00 


5,729.00 


110,371.01 


-0- 


244.00 


-0- 


161,111.01 


Wilson 


37,605.00 


17,084.43 


6,887.00 


153,172.38 


-0- 


7,335.00 


15.00 


222,098.81 


Yadkin 


13,960.00 


6,438.50 


3,236.00 


57,989.88 


-0- 


620.00 


-0- 


82,244.38 


Yancey 


5,505.00 


3,717.50 


2,047.00 


30,396.00 


-0- 


336.00 


-0- 


42,001.50 


TOTALS 


$3,238,572.23 


$1,261,991.22 


$463,010.34 


$15,013,062.36 


$161,312.79 


$604,272.47 


$28,371.50 


$20,770,592.91 



'Indicates amounts distributed to one or more municipalities within each county. 



188 



DIRECTORIES 



(As of December 31, 1977) 



189 



THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL 



Appointed by Chief Justice Susie Sharp 

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE I. BEVERLY LAKE, Wake Forest, Chairman 
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE HENRY A. McKINNON, Lumberton 
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE LACY THORNBURG, Webster 
CHIEF DISTRICT COURT JUDGE J. MILTON READ, JR., Durham 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILLIAM GRIFFIN, JR., Williamston 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY JAMES E. ROBERTS, Concord 

Appointed by Court of Appeals Chief Judge Walter E. Brock 

COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE EARL W. VAUGHN, Raleigh 

Appointed by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. 

GERALD W. HAYES, JR., Dunn 
ROBERT C. HUNTER, Marion 

Appointed by Lieutenant Governor James C. Green 

SENATOR JULIAN R. ALLSBROOK, Roanoke Rapids 
SENATOR LUTHER J. BRITT, JR., Lumberton 

Appointed by Speaker of the House Carl J. Stewart, Jr. 

REPRESENTATIVE J. PARKS HELMS, Charlotte 
REPRESENTATIVE JAMES F. MORGAN, High Point 

Appointed by Attorney General Rufus L. Edmisten 

R. BRUCE WHITE, JR., Deputy Attorney General, Raleigh 

Appointed by the State Bar Council 

W. MARION ALLEN, Elkin 
LEON CORBETT, Burgaw 
ANN H. PHILLIPS, Asheville 
RALPH H. RAMSEY, JR., Brevard 

FRANKLIN E. FREEMAN, JR., Assistant Director of the Administrative 
Office of the Courts, Executive Secretary 



190 



THE JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION 

Appointed by Chief Justice Susie Sharp 

COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE EDWARD B. CLARK, Raleigh, Chairman 
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE GEORGE M. FOUNTAIN, Tarboro 
DISTRICT COURT JUDGE C. WALTER ALLEN, Asheville 

Appointed by Governor James B. Hun*, Jr. 

MRS. GEORGE L. HUNDLEY, Thomasville 
MARVIN B. KOONCE, JR., Raleigh 

Appointed by the State Bar Council 

EMERSON T. SANDERS, Burlington 
ROBERT G. SANDERS, Charlotte 



191 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(as of December 31, 1977) 

Superior Court Division* 



District 

1 

2 
3 

4 

5 

6 

7 



9 
10 



II 
12 

13 

14 

15A 
15B 



Judge 

J. Herbert Small 

Elbert S. Peel, Jr. 

Robert D. Rouse, Jr. 
David Reid, Jr. 

Henry L. Stevens, III 
James R. Strickland 

Bradford Tillery 
Joshua S. James 

(Vacant) 1 

George M. Fountain 
(Vacant) 2 

Albert W. Cowper 
Robert M. Bruce 

Hamilton H. Hobgood 

James H. Pou Bailey 
Robert L. Farmer 
A. Pilston Godwin, Jr. 
Edwin S. Preston, Jr. 

Harry E. Canaday 

E. Maurice Braswell 
Coy E. Brewer, Jr. 
D. B. Herring, Jr. 

Giles R. Clark 

Thomas H. Lee 
Anthony Brannon 
John C. Martin 

D. Marsh McLelland 

F. Gordon Battle 



Residence 

Elizabeth City 

Williamston 

Farmville 
Greenville 

Kenansville 
Jacksonville 

Wilmington 
Maple Hill 

Tarboro 

Kinston 
Mount Olive 

Louisburg 

Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 

Benson 

Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 

Elizabethtown 

Durham 
Bahama 
Durham 

Burlington 

Chapel Hill 



* In districts with more than one judge, the senior resident judge is listed first. 

'Judge Perry Martin of Rich Square resigned this seat effective November 13, 1977; Richard B. Allsbrook of Roanoke Rapids 
was appointed to succeed him effective February 10, 1978. 

'Judge John Webb of Wilson resigned this seat (upon his appointment to the N.C. Court of Appeals) effective December 21, 
1977; Franklin R. Brown of Tarboro was appointed to succeed him effective January 27, 1978. 



192 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(as of December 31, 1977) 
Superior Court Division* 



District 

16 

17 
\H 



19 

20 

21 

22 
23 
24 

25 

2h 



27 

2X 

29 
30 



Judge 

Henry A. McKinnon, Jr. 

James M. Long 

Walter E. Crissman 
W. Douglas Albright 
Charles T. Kivett 

Thomas W. Seay, Jr. 

James C. Davis 

Hal Hammer Walker 

John D. McConnell 
F. Fetzer Mills 

Harvey A. Lupton 
William Z. Wood 

Robert A. Collier, Jr. 

Julius A. Rousseau, Jr. 

Ronald Howell 

Sam J. Ervin, III 
Forrest A. Ferrell 

Fred H. Hasty 
Kenneth A. Griffin 
William T. Grist 
Clifton E. Johnson 
Frank W. Snepp, Jr. 

John R. Friday 
Robert E. Gaines 
Robert W. Kirby 

Harry C. Martin 
Robert D. Lewis 

J. W. Jackson 

Lacy H. Thornburg 



Residence 

Lumberton 

Yanceyville 

High Point 

Greensboro 

Greensboro 

Spencer 
Concord 
Asheboro 

Southern Pines 
Wadesboro 

Winston Salem 
Winston Salem 

Statesville 

North Wilkesboro 

Marshall 

Morganton 
Hickory 

Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 

Lincolnton 

Gastonia 

Cherryville 

Asheville 
Asheville 

Hendersonville 

Webster 



*In districts with more than one judge, the senior resident judge is listed first. 



193 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(As of December 31. 1977) 
Special Judges, Superior Court 



Judge 

James M. Baley, Jr. 
Ronald Barbee 
Robert R. Browning 
Robert L. Gavin 
William Thomas Graham 
David I. Smith 
Donald L. Smith 
Ralph A. Walker 



Residence 

Asheville 

Greensboro 

Greenville 

Pinehurst 

Winston Salem 

Burlington 

Raleigh 

Greensboro 



Judge 

W.E. Anglin 
Frank M. Armstrong 
Walter J. Bone 
Francis O. Clarkson 
Walter W. Cahoon 
P. C. Froneberger 
Robert M. Gambill 
W. K. McLean 
Joseph W. Parker 
George B. Patton 
F. Donald Phillips 



Retired Judges, Superior Court 
Residence 



Burnsville 

Troy 

Nashville 

Charlotte 

Elizabeth City 

Gastonia 

North Wilkesboro 

Asheville 

Windsor 

Franklin 

Rockingham 



Conference of Superior Court Judges 



President 

President-Elect 

Vice President 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Additional Executive 
Committee Members 



Robert D. Rouse, Jr., Farmville 

James H. Pou Bailey, Raleigh 

J. Herbert Small, Elizabeth City 

Robert R. Browning, Greenville 

John D. McConnell, Southern Pines 
Frank W. Snepp, Jr., Charlotte 



194 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(as of December 31, 1977) 
District Court Division* 



District 

! 

2 
3 



10 



Judge 

John T. Chaffin 
Grafton G. Beaman 

Hallett S. Ward 
Charles H. Manning 

Charles H. Whedbee 
E. Burt Aycock, Jr. 
Herbert O. Phillips, III 
Norris C. Reed, Jr. 
Robert D. Wheeler 

Kenneth W. Turner 
Evan A. Erwin, III 
Walter P. Henderson 
Stephen M. Williamson 

Gilbert H. Burnett 
Napoleon B. Barefoot 
John M. Walker 

Joseph D. Blythe 
Nicholas Long 
Robert E. Williford 

George Britt 
Allen W. Harrell 
Tom H. Matthews 
Ben H. Neville 

J. Patrick Exum 
Kenneth R. Ellis 
Herbert W. Hardy 
Arnold O. Jones 
W. Milton Nowell 

Claude W. Allen, Jr. 
Ben U. Allen 
Linwood T. Peoples 
Charles W. Wilkinson 

George F. Bason 
Henry V. Barnette, Jr. 
Stafford G. Bullock 
George R. Greene 
John Hill Parker 
Samuel Pretlow Winborne 



Residence 

Elizabeth City 
Elizabeth City 

Washington 
Williamston 

Greenville 
Greenville 
Morehead City 
New Bern 
Grifton 

Rose Hill 
Jacksonville 
Trenton 
Kenansville 

Wilmington 
Wilmington 
Wilmington 

Harrellsville 
Roanoke Rapids 
Lewiston 

Tarboro 
Wilson 

Rocky Mount 
Whitakers 

Kinston 

Fremont 

Maury 

Goldsboro 

Goldsboro 

Oxford 
Henderson 
Henderson 
Oxford 

Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 
Raleigh 



"The Chief District Judge is listed first. 



195 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(as of December 31, 1977) 
District Court Division* 



District 

11 



12 



13 

14 

15A 

15B 
16 

17 

18 



Judge 

Robert B. Morgan, Sr. 
Woodrow Hill 
W. Pope Lyon 
Elton C. Pridgen 

Derb S. Carter 
Joseph E. Dupree 
Charles Lee Guy 
George Stuhl 
(Vacant) 1 

Frank T. Grady 
J. Wilton Hunt, Sr. 
William E. Wood 

J. Milton Read, Jr. 
Samuel F. Gantt 
William G. Pearson, II 

Jasper B. Allen, Jr. 
Thomas D. Cooper, Jr. 
William S. Harris, Jr. 

Stanley Peele 
Donald Paschal 

Samuel E. Britt 
B. Craig Ellis 
John S. Gardner 
Charles G. McLean 

Leonard H. Van Noppen 
Foy Clark 
Frank Freeman 
Peter M. McHugh 

Edward K. Washington 
Elreta M. Alexander 
Robert L. Cecil 
B. Gordon Gentry 
John B. Hatfield, Jr. 
James Samuel Pfaff 
Joseph A. Williams 
John F. Yeattes, Jr. 



Residence 

Lillington 
Dunn 
Smithfield 
Smithfield 

Fayetteville 
Raeford 
Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 

Elizabethtown 

Chadbourn 

Whiteville 

Durham 
Durham 
Durham 

Burlington 
Burlington 
Graham 

Chapel Hill 
Siler City 

Lumberton 
Laurinburg 
Lumberton 
Lumberton 

Danbury 
Mount Airy 
Dobson 
Reidsville 

Greensboro 

Greensboro 

High Point 

Greensboro 

Greensboro 

Greensboro 

Greensboro 

Greensboro 



*The Chief District Judge is listed first. 

'Judge Coy E. Brewer, Jr., of Fayetteville, resigned this seat (upon his appointment to the Superior Court bench) effective 
November 30, 1977; So! G. Cherry, of Fayetteville, was appointed to succeed him effective January 11, 1978. 



196 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(as of December 31, 1977) 
District Court Division* 



District 

19 



20 



21 



22 

23 
24 
25 



26 



Judge 

Robert L. Warren 
L. Frank Faggart 
Adam C. Grant, Jr. 
L. T. Hammond, Jr. 
Frank M. Montgomery 

Donald R. Huffman 
Edward E. Crutchfield 
Kenneth W. Honeycutt 
Walter M. Lampley 

Abner Alexander 
William H. Freeman 
James A. Harrill, Jr. 
R. Kason Keiger 
Gary B. Tash 

Lester P. Martin, Jr. 
Preston Cornelius 
Robert W. Johnson 
Hubert E. Olive, Jr. 

Ralph Davis 
Samuel L. Osborne 

J. Ray Braswell 
Robert Howard Lacey 

Livingston Vernon 
Joseph P. Edens, Jr. 
Bill J. Martin 
Leslie O. Noble, Jr. 
Samuel McD. Tate 

Chase B. Saunders 
P.B. Beachum, Jr. 
Walter H. Bennet, Jr. 
Larry Thomas Black 
L. Stanley Brown 
Ruby L. Cantrell 
William G. Jones 
James E. Lanning 



Residence 

Concord 

Kannapolis 

Concord 

Asheboro 

Salisbury 

Wadesboro 
Albemarle 
Monroe 
Rockingham 

Winston Salem 
Winston Salem 
Winston Salem 
Winston Salem 
Winston Salem 

Mocksville 
Troutman 
Statesville 
Lexington 

North Wilkesboro 
Wilkesboro 

Newland 
Newland 

Morganton 

Hickory 

Hickory 

Hickory 

Morganton 

Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 



"The Chief District Judge is listed first. 



197 



TRIAL JUDGES OF THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE 

(as of December 31, 1977) 



District 

21 



28 



29 



:>() 



District Court Division* 

Judge 

Lewis Bulwinkle 
Berlin H. Carpenter, Jr. 
Arnold Max Harris 
James Ralph Phillips 
Donald E. Ramseur 

Cary W. Allen 
James O. Israel, Jr. 
Gary A. Sluder 
William Marion Styles 

Robert T. Gash 
Zoro J. Guice, Jr. 
Hollis M. Owens, Jr. 

Robert J. Leatherwood, III 
J. Charles McDarris 
John J. Snow, Jr. 



Residence 

Gastonia 

Gastonia 

Ellenboro 

Gastonia 

Gastonia 

Asheville 
Candler 
Asheville 
Black Mountain 

Brevard 

Hendersonville 

Rutherfordton 

Bryson City 
Waynesville 
Murphy 



The Chief District Judge is listed first. 



Conference of Chief District Court Judges 

President Edward K. Washington, Greensboro 



North Carolina Association of District Court Judges 



President 

Vice President 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Additional Executive 
Committee Members 



Herbert O. Phillips, III, Morehead City 

John M. Walker, Wilmington 

Samuel E. Britt, Lumberton 

J. B. Allen, Jr., Burlington 

Robert J. Leatherwood, III, Bryson City 



198 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1977) 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

1 THOMAS S. WATTS 

Larry S. Overton 
John R. Parker 
David K. Teague 

2 WILLIAM G. GRIFFIN, JR. 

James W. Hardison 
Mitchell D. Norton 

3 ELI BLOOM 

William H. Barker 
Nancy G. Barnhill 
Thomas D. Haigwood 
Donald C. Hicks, III 
George M. Jennings 
Susan H. Johnson 
Willie L. Lumpkin, III 

4 WILLIAM H. ANDREWS 

Michael L. Bonfoey 
John T. Carter, Jr. 
James D. Edwards, Jr. 
Charles H. Henry 
George D. Hudson, Jr. 
William D. Parsons 
Joseph E. Stroud, Jr. 

5 WILLIAM ALLEN COBB 

William J. Boney, Jr. 
John E. Carriker 
James C. King 
William N. Mason 
Mary E. Pipines 
John W. Smith, II 

6 W. H. S. BURGWYN, JR. 

David H. Beard, Jr. 

James R. May 

W. E. Murphrey, III 

7 FRANK R. BROWN 

Howard S. Boney, Jr. 
Joseph M. Hester, Jr. 
Ivan Joe Ivey 
C. David Williams, Jr. 

8 DONALD JACOBS 

James W. Copeland, Jr. 
Farris A. Duncan 
Robert S. Gilliam 
F. Ogden Parker 
Paul A. Rodgman 
Paul M. Wright 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

9 CHARLES M. WHITE, III 
Eric A. Saunders 
David R. Waters 
Robert S. Weathers 

10 J. RANDOLPH RILEY 

Narley L. Cashwell, Sr. 
Laurence D. Colbert 
Francis W. Crawley 
Nicholas J. Dombalis 
Jane R. Garvey 
John T. Hall 
Kyle S. Hall 
Joyce A. Hamilton 
Russell G. Sherrill, III 
David D. Ward 
Robert E. Zaytoun 

11 JOHN W. TWISDALE 

William A. Christian 
William N. Farrell, Jr. 
George R. Murphy 
John P. O'Hale 

12 EDWARD W. GRANNIS, JR. 

Joslin D. Breece 
Michael G. DeSilva 
John W. Dickson 
Clarence E. Donaldson 
Randy S. Gregory 
Edwin L. Harris, III 
Robert L. Johnston 
Anna E. Keever 
Leighton W. McFarland, III 

13 LEE J. GREER 

Robert T. Davis, Jr. 
Michael F. Easley 
William J. Williamson 

14 DANIEL K. EDWARDS, JR. 

Robert Brown, Jr. 
Ann E. McKown 
Donald W. Stephens 
Ronald L. Stephens 
Ralph B. Strickland, Jr. 

15A HERBERT F. PIERCE 

Thomas V. Aldridge, Jr. 
William L. Johnson, Jr. 
Craig T. Thompson 



199 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1977) 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

15B WADE BARBER, JR. 

Thomas A. Fulton, Jr. 
Charles W. Wannamaker, III 

16 JOE FREEMAN BRITT 

Woodberry L. Bowen 
William A. Hough 
J. Graham King 
Walter A. Webster 

17 ALLAN D. I VIE, JR. 

Alfred J. Ellington 
Jerry C. Martin 
Jerry J. Rutledge 
Ralph J. Scott 

18 E. RAYMOND ALEXANDER, JR. 

Christopher C. Covey 
James M. Green, Jr. 
Howard R. Greeson, Jr. 
William K. Hunter 
David H. Idol, II 
Karen S. Jennings 
Horace M. Kimel, Jr. 
Michael A. Schlooser 
David B. Smith 
Robert P. Worth 

19 JAMES E. ROBERTS 

Ronald J. Bowers 
David A. Chambers 
James H. Dooley 
Steven A. Grossman 
William D. Kenerly 
David P. Maloney 
Mark L. Speas 

20 CARROLL LOWDER 

Michael E. Beale 
Herschel C. Cheshire 
Harry T. Church 
Joseph L. Hutcherson, II 
Mary M. P. Shelton 

21 DONALD K. TISDALE 

James T. Blake 
Robert M. Brown 
Vessie J. Burkins 
Howard D. Cole 
Daniel S. Johnson 
Richard R. Lyle 
James C. Yeatts, III 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

22 H. W. ZIMMERMAN, JR. 

Franklin A. Bell 
Samuel A. Cathey 
George T. Fuller 
Philip B. Lohr 
Robert H. Smith 

23 MICHAEL A. ASHBURN 

Bradley J. Cameron 
Beirne M. Harding 

24 CLYDE M. ROBERTS 

James T. Rusher 

25 DONALD E. GREENE 

Thomas I. Barrows 
Bruce K. Caldwell 
Edward J. Crotty 
Charles T. Edwards 
Robert M. Grant, Jr. 
J. Laird Jacob, Jr. 

26 PETER S. GILCHRIST 

K. Shepherd Buckhalt, Jr. 
Kenneth S. Cannaday 
J. Gentry Caudill 
H. Irwin Coffield, III 
Catherine L. Cooper 
Kenneth N. Davis 
Walter J. Dozier, Jr. 
Richard S. Gordon 
Edward T. Hinson, Jr. 
Kenneth L. McDaniels 
Calvin E. Murphy 
Gary L. Murphy 
Michael V. Reusing 
Michael F. Royster 
Rachel L. Steele 
Peter K. K. Thompson 
John C. Wyatt 

27A JOSEPH G. BROWN 
Calvin B. Hamrick 
George W. Hill 
Jacqueline O. Schultz 
Richard B. Schultz 
James T. Stroud, Jr. 



200 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND ASSISTANTS 

(As of December 31, 1977) 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

27B W. HAMPTON CHILDS, JR. 
James T. Bowen, III 
William L. Morris 
Jack H. White 

28 ROBERT W. FISHER 
Alton T. Cummings 
James A. Freeman 
Arthur E. Jacobson 
Thomas E. L. Lipsey, II 



District District Attorney and Assistants 

29 M. LEONARD LOWE 

Thomas N. Hix 
Alan C. Leonard 
John H. Snyder 

30 MARCELLUS BUCHANAN, III 

John W. Alexander, Jr. 
Reid G. Brown 
James H. Howell, Jr. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION 



President 

Vice President 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Vice President, Legislative Affairs 



Carroll Lowder, Monroe 
Peter S. Gilchrist, Charlotte 
Keith Teague, Elizabeth City 
Thomas S. Watts, Elizabeth City 



201 



PUBLIC DEFENDERS AND ASSISTANTS 

(as of December 31, 1977) 



District 

12 



18 



26 



27 



28 



Public Defender and Assistants 

MARY ANN L. TALLY 
Malcolm R. Hunter, Jr. 
James R. Parrish 
Gregory A. Weeks 
Fred J. Williams 

WALLACE C. HARRELSON 
Frank A. Campbell, Jr. 
Delmar L. Dowda 
Robert A. Franklin 
Michael F. Joseph 
Thomas F. Kastner 
Frederick G. Lind 
Anne B. Lupton 

MICHAEL S. SCOFIELD 
Richard D. Boner 
David R. Caudle 
Fritz Y. Mercer, Jr. 
Mark A. Michael 
Theofanis X. Nixon 
Boyd G. Smithson 
Keith M. Stroud 
Sidney Verbal, II 
Ann C. Villier 
Lyle J. Yurko 

JIM R. FUNDERBURK 
Jesse B. Caldwell, III 
Freeman D. Canty 
Rowell C. Cloninger, Jr. 
Curtis O. Harris 
Lawrence B. Langston 

PETER L. RODA 
Robert L. Harrell 
J. Robert Hufstader 
Lawrence C. Stoker 



Residence 

Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 
Fayetteville 

Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
Greensboro 
High Point 
High Point 
Winston Salem 

Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 
Charlotte 

Gastonia 
Gastonia 
Gastonia 
Gastonia 
Gastonia 
Gastonia 

Asheville 
Asheville 
Asheville 
Asheville 



SPECIAL COUNSEL AT MENTAL HOSPITALS 



Special Counsel 

Rebecca L. Feemster 
Rodney R. Goodman, Jr. 
Judith L. Kornegay 
Susan F. Olive 



Hospital 

Broughton 
Cherry 
Dorothea Dix 
John Umstead 



City 

Morganton 
Goldsboro 
Raleigh 
Butner 



202 



County 


Clerk of Court 


Alamance 


Louise B. Wilson 


Alexander 


Martha J. Adams 


Alleghany 


Glenn Busic 


Anson 


R. Frank Hightower 


Ashe 


Virginia W. Johnson 


Avery 


Billy J. Vance 


Beaufort 


Bessie J. Cherry 


Bertie 


Thomas S. Speight 


Bladen 


Wanda S. Campbell 


Brunswick 


J. E. Brown 


Buncombe 


J. Ray Elingburg 


Burke 


Major Joines 


Cabarrus 


Estus B. White 


Caldwell 


Mary H. Thompson 


Camden 


Caroline G. Halstead 


Carteret 


Mary G. Austin 


Caswell 


Julian P. Moore 


Catawba 


Eunice W. Mauney 


Chatham 


Janice Oldham 


Cherokee 


James C. Howse 


Chowan 


Lena M. Leary 


Clay 


Ralph A. Allison 


Cleveland 


Ruth S. Dedmon 


Columbus 


Lacy R. Thompson 


Craven 


Dorothy Pate 


Cumberland 


George T. Griffin 


Currituck 


Wiley Elliot 


Dare 


C. S. Meekins 


Davidson 


Hugh Shepherd 


Davie 


Delores Jordan 


Duplin 


John A. Johnson 


Durham 


Jim Carr 


Edgecombe 


Curtis Weaver 


Forsyth 


A. E. Blackburn 


Franklin 


Ralph S. Knott 


Gaston 


Betty Jenkins 


Gates 


Tobe Daniels, Jr. 


Graham 


0. W. Hooper, Jr. 


Granville 


Mary C. Helms 


Greene 


Jimmie L. Jones 


Guilford 


J. P. Shore 


Halifax 


J. C. Taylor 


Harnett 


Georgia L. Brown 


Haywood 


William G. Henry 


Henderson 


Thomas H. Thompson 


Hertford 


Richard Vann 


Hoke 


Juanite Edmund 


Hyde 


Allen Credle 


Iredell 


Carl G. Smith 


Jackson 


Margaret W. Henson 



CLERKS OF SUPERIOR COURT 

(as of December 31, 1977) 



County 

Johnston 

Jones 

Lee 

Lenoir 

Lincoln 

Macon 

Madison 

Martin 

McDowell 

Mecklenburg 

Mitchell 

Montgomery 

Moore 

Nash 

New Hanover 

Northampton 

Onslow 

Orange 

Pamlico 

Pasquotank 

Pender 

Perquimans 

Person 

Pitt 

Polk 

Randolph 

Richmond 

Robeson 

Rockingham 

Rowan 

Rutherford 

Sampson 

Scotland 

Stanly 

Stokes 

Surry 

Swain 

Transylvania 

Tyrrell 

Union 

Vance 

Wake 

Warren 

Washington 

Watauga 

Wayne 

Wilkes 

Wilson 

Yadkin 

Yancey 



Clerk of Court 

Nathan Lassiter 
F. Rogers Pollock 
Sion H. Kelly 
M.E. Creech 
Nellie Bess 
A. W. Perry 
Judson Edwards 
Mary K. Wynne 
Ruth B. Williams 
Robert M. Blackburn 
Arthur Led ford 
Charles M. Johnson 
C. M. McLeod 
Rachel M. Joyner 
James G. McKeithan 
R. J. White, Jr. 
Everitte Barbee 
Frank S. Frederick 
Sadie W. Edwards 
Frances W. Thompson 
Frances N. Futch 
W. J. Ward 
Rama J. Williams 
H. L. Lewis, Jr. 
J. Thurston Arledge 
John H. Skeen 
Miriam F. Greene 
Ben G. Floyd 
Frankie C. Williams 
Francis C. Glover 
Edgar W. Tanner 
Charlie T. McCullen, Jr. 
James M. McGregor 
Joe H. Lowder 
Robert Miller 
David J. Beal 
Paul Mitchell 
Marian M. McMahon 
Jessie L. Spencer 
Nola H. Cunningham 
Henry W. Hight 
J. Russell Nipper 
Anne F. Davis 
Louise S. Allen 
John T. Bingham 
Shelton Jordan 
Wayne Yates 
W. A. Boone, Jr. 
Harold J. Long 
Arnold E. Higgins 



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President Sion H. Kelly (Lee) 

First Vice President Ruth B. Williams (McDowell) 

Second Vice President A. E. Blackburn (Forsyth) 

Treasurer Ben Floyd (Robeson) 

Secretary Louise B. Wilson (Alamance) 

Additional Executive John A. Johnson (Duplin) 

Committee Members Estus B. White (Cabarrus) 

Ralph S. Knott (Franklin) 



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